The audit system in the country was formally introduced in 1970 with the appointment of four Royal Auditors by late His Majesty, the Third Druk Gyalpo. As an oversight body, the Royal Audit Authority has attained 50 Years in 2020 and the intent to celebrate such joyous occasion was thwarted by the current pandemic.
In order to mark 50 years of its dedicated service to the Tsa-Wa-Sum, the RAA observed the day coinciding with its foundation day on 16 April at the Professional Development Centre (PDC), Tsirang. Dasho Kunzang Wangdi, Former Auditor General graced the occasion as the Guest of Honor.
Observing the historic day and to remain responsive to changing needs and aspiration of stakeholders, the RAA launched following Books and system:
- Released 50 Years Book commemorating RAA’s 50 years of dedicated service to the nation.
- Launched the upgraded Audit Information Management System (AIMS) to provide real-time information on audit reports and facilitate efficient public service delivery at least cost.
- Launched English – Dzongkha Audit Terminologies to facilitate and ease the translation works pertaining to audit reports.
The RAA also observed the closing ceremony of the two-month long induction program for the new recruits. The program began on 15th February 2021 with the objective of building competencies of new recruits in the field of public sector auditing in shortest possible time.
The Hon’ble Chief Guest also inaugurated the Construction Audit Model House which is expected to provide a visual and hands on experience of structures like roads, buildings, gabion wall etc. to the field auditors and help them enhance their knowledge and understanding on audit of construction activities.