The Royal Audit Authority held its 17th Audit Conference on the theme “ICT in Auditing – Exploiting and Leveraging” at the Professional Development Centre (PDC) in Tsirang from 23 to 25 June 2021. During the Opening Ceremony, the RAA administered the “Oath of Good Conduct, Ethics and Secrecy” to new recruits of 2020 and 2021, which was presided over by the Venerable Lam Neten of the Tsirang Rabdey. The Auditor General awarded promotion orders to 15 employees and launched the RAA’s 3rd Strategic Plan 2020-2025, Operational Plan and Compliance Audit Manual 2021.
The conference focused on presentations and deliberations on RAA’s ICT Strategy; HR Strategy; Competency-Based Framework for Audit Officer; Auditor General’s Standing Instructions; Auditor General’s Advisory Series and Occasional papers; and Quality Control Frameworks; RAA’s SAI Performance Report 2021; RAA’s Operational Plan 2020-2021; and other operational matters. Guest Speakers from the Department of Information Technology and Telecom (DITT) under the Ministry of Information and Communication (MoIC) made virtual presentation on “ICT development and reforms in RGoB” and answered queries.
During the last day of the conference, the RAA officials signed Performance Compacts between Assistant Auditors General and respective Deputy Auditors General. The Deputy Auditors General also signed Performance Compacts with the Auditor General. Prior to these signings, all Team Members signed compacts with respective Team Leaders, and the Team Leaders with respective Assistant Auditors General.
The conference was conducted in a hybrid set up with regional offices joining virtually and participants in PDC attending at 50% capacity. The PDC operated in a self-containment mode and participants were not allowed to leave premise during the duration of the conference.