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The Hon’ble Auditor General of Bhutan, Dasho Ugen Chewang accompanied by senior officers visited the Office of the Assistant Auditor General (OAAG), Tsirang on 15th June 2015 and met with the officials and staff.
The Chairperson, Anti-Corruption Commission and the Auditor General, Royal Audit Authority signed the ‘Protocol of mutual assistance and information sharing between Anti-Corruption Commission and Royal Audit Authority in preventing and combating corruption and promoting good governance’ on Friday, the 12th June 2015.
The 15th Annual Audit Conference on the theme ‘‘In Pursuit of Excellence: Role of RAA in Democracy’ will be convened from 1st to 5th June 2015, at the Royal Banquet Hall, Thimphu. Hundred and Seventy auditors from Headquarter and all Regional Offices of the RAA will be attending the Conference. The opening ceremony will be graced by the Hon’ble Speaker, National Assembly of Bhutan.
The Royal Audit Authority released its Annual Audit Report 2014. The report was prepared and submitted to His Majesty the King, the Prime Minister and the Speaker as required under the Article 25.5 of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan and Section 72 of the Audit Act of Bhutan 2006.
The INTOSAI Development Initiatives (IDI) in collaboration with the ASOSAI is launching an ISSAI based cooperative audit programme on the audit of disaster management as a part of 3i Programme. The Programme targets to the SAIs under the ASOSAI region. The programme has been initiated after having been identified as the prioritized area of audit during the ASOSAI Training Committee Meeting held at Moscow in September 2014. As a part of this programme, a “Product Design Meeting” is being held at Paro from 11th May 2015 to 22nd May 2015. In the event host by the SAI Bhutan, the meeting is being attended by resource persons from SAIs of Philippines, Indonesia, China, and Pakistan. Through this meeting, the team will develop e-Learning course on audit of disaster management which will enable the auditors to gain knowledge and skills on the audit of disaster management. The meeting is being organized jointly by the IDI and the Capacity Development Administrators of ASOSAI.The ISSAI based Cooperative Audit Programme on Disaster Management is expected to be delivered during the period of 2015-2016.
The Office of the Assistant Auditior General, Samdrup Jongkhar conducted a five days training on Construction Audit covering sessions on Interpretation of Drawings and Estimates. A total of around 14 participants, including four internal auditors from the Samdrupjongkhar, Pemagatshel, Trashigang and Trashiyangtse Dzongkhags attended the training. The participants were introduced to interpretation of drawings, costing and estimates, familiarization and use of BSR and LMC, Construction Audit Manual and Standard Bidding Documents. It also covered a brief session on audit report writing and familiarization of the use of Financial Audit Manual.