With reference to the work of exercising Parliamentary control over the executive, Consider the following:
1. Public Accounts Committee
2. Committee of Privileges
3. Estimates Committee
4. Committee on Public Undertakings
The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) helps in the work of which among the above?

Answer: [D] 1 & 4

The functions of the Estimates Committee are:

  • to report what economies, improvements in organisation, efficiency or administrative reform, consistent with the policy underlying the estimates may be effected;
  • to suggest alternative policies in order to bring about efficiency and economy in administration;
  • to examine whether the money is well laid out within the limits of the policy implied in the estimates; and
  • to suggest the form in which the estimates shall be presented to Parliament

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