Director General of INTOSAI Development Initiatives visits RAA

A two-member delegation led by Mr. Einar Goerrissen, the Director General of INTOSAI Development Initiatives, Norway, accompanied by Mr. Karma Tenzin, Manager for Capacity Development, 3i Financial Audit, IDI, is in Bhutan on a five-day visit as part of the ISSAIs Implementation Initiatives, an IDI & RAA Collaboration. The Director General of IDI called upon the Dy. Speaker of the National Assembly, Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee, and Secretaries of the MoF & GNHC.

During the meeting with RAA Officials, the DG, IDI launched RAA’s latest web portal for RAA’s move towards ISSAIs Compliant Audits and also made presentations on 24th October 2016. The delegation met with External Stakeholders viz. representatives from various government and private agencies on 25th October 2016. Presentations on the International Standards for Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs) and SAI Stakeholder’s Engagement Programme were made by the RAA and the IDI respectively, along with a vibrant discussions and a Q&A session to clear doubts and queries. The delegation also met with officials of the Dzongkhag Administration, Punakha today. Similar awareness programmes for other Dzongkhags & Gewogs Administration will be conducted in due course of time.

The visits and meetings are part of the RAA’s awareness campaign for ISSAI implementation activities that is currently underway. The RAA while already using many of the ISSAIs alongside RAA’s own auditing standards will now use ISSAIs as the authoritative auditing standards for all audits. The RAA joined the INTOSAI in 1987, and has been actively working with the IDI since 2002.
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