New Delhi : Dismissing the hypothesis that investigating and auditing agencies are responsible for policy paralysis, former CAG Vinod Rai on Saturday said that bureaucrats could deliver given the space and empowerment.

“All the stories of CBI, CVC or CAG etc.,  etc.,  causing a policy paralysis is a bogey. It’s total alibi for non-performance,” Rai said at an event, reports PTI.

 “There is no reason why they (bureaucrats) should not deliver given the space, given the empowerment,” he said. Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram had came down heavily on investigating agencies and CAG for “overstepping” their limits by attempting to convert bonafide executive decisions into either crimes or abuse of authority.

“Unfortunately, there are a number of cases where investigating agencies and other authorities like Comptroller and Auditor General have overstepped their limits and attempted to convert bonafide executive decisions into either crime of abuse of authority,” he had said.

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