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Founding Day of the Audit Department Observed


CAG Ahmed Ataul Hakeem addressing during the meeting on May 11, 2010

The founding day of the Audit Department was observed for the first time in 37 years on 11 May 2010 at Audit Bhaban, Dhaka. On this day in 1973 the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (OCAG) of Bangladesh started its function as a constitutional body.

A discussion meeting was arranged in observance of the 37th anniversary of the creation of CAG office on 11 May. It was agreed in the meeting that, from now on every year 11 May would be observed as the founding day of the Department. The meeting became an impressive gathering of the past and present officials of the audit department where the former CAGs and retired officials recollected fond memories of their professional career.

The Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh Mr. Ahmed Ataul Hakeem said that there will be no discipline in the public financial management in Bangladesh if pre-audit function is stalled and accounts is separated from audit. The CAG said that in a parliamentary democracy audit is an indispensable aspect to hold the executives accountable. He said that ensuring accountability of the executives, who spend public money, is the pre-condition for establishing a transparent democratic society. He stressed upon the assessment of overall activities of the department and urged all concerned to strive for preparing quality audit reports.

Office bearers of the BCS (Audit and Accounts) Association, Audit and Accounts Officers Association and Auditors Association made addresses in the occasion. The founding day activities started with hoisting of the flag with Audit Department logo for the first time in the premises of the Audit Bhaban and ended with the launching of the re-designed CAG website (www.cag.org.bd) by the Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh.

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