"A credible Supreme Audit Institution that promotes value for money and good governance in public operations and contributes towards achieving the societal aspirations of Gross National Happiness.”
" RAA is an independent constitutional body which contributes to accountability, transparency and effective service delivery. In the service of Tsa-Wa-Sum (the King, Country and People), we audit without fear, favour or prejudice and provide timely, reliable and quality audit services to assist effective decision making in the public sector. ”
The Oath of Good Conduct, Ethics and Secrecy of Auditors were administered on 6th February 2017 for the new auditors who have joined the Royal Audit Authority in the year 2016 and 2017. A total 22 new recruits pledged and subscribed to the 16 Principles essential for good conduct, ethics and secrecy to be an ideal auditor in carrying out the duties and responsibilities as an auditor of the Royal Government of Bhutan.
The Venerable Guenzhug Neten of the Zhung Dratshang administered the Oath in presence of the Hon’ble Auditor General of Bhutan.
A total of 32 auditors are attending six days workshop on planning ISSAIs based pilot audits on three audit disciplines of Financial, Performance and Compliance at Namgay Heritage Hotel, Thimphu. The workshop is being facilitated by three Subject Matter experts from the INTOSAI Development Initiatives (IDI), Norway.
In preparation for the said workshop, the RAA had carried out revisions of audit methodologies in the month of November 2016 and the pilot audits will be based on the revised methodologies. The ISSAIs based pilot audits are slated to conduct in six different agencies and expect to set the benchmark for future audits.
The workshop is being funded by the World Bank and will end on 8th February 2017.
The Royal Audit Authority is conducting a two-week induction programme for fourteen new recruits. The induction programme from 23rd January to 9th February, 2017 will provide orientation to 5 civil engineers, 5 PGDFM trainees, one Personal Assistant and three other officials transferred to RAA from other agencies and departments.
The new recruits will be familiarized with the roles and responsibilities of RAA, the various aspects of audits, types of audits conducted and of various other topics related to audit.
The induction programme is being conducted in line with BCSR 2012.