2011年03月28日 06:27 AM
印度审计署曝光军方“副业” Indian auditor on warpath over military’s move into golf courses
India’s national auditor has slammed the country’s army for turning large tracts of state military property into illegal privately run golf courses and leisure centres without paying rent to the government, costing the exchequer millions of dollars in lost revenue.
The damning audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), which has already exposed $39bn of irregularities in the telecoms sector, adds to the pressure on the Congress party-led government of prime minister Manmohan Singh.
印度主计审计长公署(Comptroller and Auditor General,CAG)措辞严厉的审计结论，加大了总理曼莫汉•辛格(Manmohan Singh)领导的以国大党为首的政府所承受的压力。此前，审计长公署曝光了电信业390亿美元的违规账目。
His administration is already mired in scandals over the Commonwealth Games, cash for votes and a land scam involving military top brass.
Brahma Chellaney, professor of strategic studies at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi, said: “He is on the last legs of his political career. Whether he goes in the summer or a little later, [it] is a matter of time.”
新德里政策研究中心(Centre for Policy Research)战略研究教授布拉马•切拉尼(Brahma Chellaney)表示：“辛格的政治生涯即将走到尽头。不管是夏天还是稍晚一些时候，辛格的卸任只是时间问题。”
The allegations will come as a huge embarrassment for the Indian military, which has been viewed as professional and honest.
The CAG said a privately held company controlled by army officials ran 97 golf courses on more than 8,000 acres of land owned by the Ministry of Defence, the biggest government landowner.
审计长公署表示，印度军官控股的一家私有公司，在国防部(Ministry of Defence)所有的逾8000英亩土地上经营着97个高尔夫球场。国防部是拥有土地最多的政府部门。
It also revealed that army commanders had procured 27 golf carts two years ago by passing them off as mechanised wheelchairs for military hospitals and as track alignment reconnaissance vehicles for sapper units.
The private clubs, similar to those run by the British in the colonial era, were open to military personnel as well as to Indians and foreign nationals, for an annual membership fee.
“Revenue generated was not credited to government accounts and was presumed credited to regimental funds,” the audit said. It also found that the army leased its facilities for private parties and weddings.