who wrote the Not Just an Accountant and When?

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Rajib Ahluwalia asked 27-Aug-2018 in Books & Novels by Rajib Ahluwalia

who wrote the Not Just an Accountant and When?


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UTKARSHA SINGHROUL answered 24-Jan-2019 by UTKARSHA SINGHROUL

The book ‘Not Just an Accountant: The Diary of the Nation’s Conscience Keeper’ was written by 11th Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India “Vinod Rai”. The book was released on October 10, 2014, and was published under the “Rupa Publications India”.

who wrote the Not Just an Accountant and When?
He is a symbol of the anti-corruption movement. In his book, Rai sheds light on the major scams that have shaken the country during the Prime Minister ‘Manmohan Singh’ from Congress Party was on the working tenure. He highlighted the various incidences like the procedural irregularity in issuing the license for second generation spectrum allotment; the last minute changes made in conducting the XIX Commonwealth Games; the loss of National Resources while Coal Block Allocation, which is famously known as ‘COALGATE Scam’; tragic Civil Aviation incidence in India; the display of Capitalism in the exploration of Hydrocarbons.
After the release, the book was very much highlighted in the news because the author Vinod Rai revealed that the UPA government was pressurizing him to remove certain names from the Audit Report of Comptroller and Auditor General on the Coalgate Scam and the Commonwealth Games Scam. In return to this revelation, the Congress Government accused Rai that he is just trying to sensationalize the book to increase its sale. The Congress leader even questioned him that why he didn’t make all these facts in public while he was in the office. They even asked Rai to reveal those names who tried to influence his report over all these scams.
Vinod Rai during his tenure in the office presented a strong and firm image of himself that he did very well and was true to the work. He is the first of the Indian Comptroller and Auditor General who will be remembered for showing the if the statutory bodies do their job appropriately and truthfully then they can make government and politicians accountable for their doings.