Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates the Extended Audit Bhaban at Kakrail on 31 January, 2018.
In her speech PM Sheikh Hasina emphasizes the significance of Audit Department in strengthening the Public Financial Management in the country. She said that Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (OCAG) plays an important role in preventing wastage of public money, financial irregularities, non-payment of VAT and taxes, infringement of executive orders, etc. She encouraged the officials of OCAG to strengthen its supervision to prevent corruption and recover public money. She affirmed that her government will never tolerate corruption and financial irregularities. She assured that her government would take necessary initiative to solve the manpower crisis and to restructure the Audit and Accounts department so that it can work more efficiently in proportionate with the budget size, increasing economic activities of the government and the need of the time. She said that in addition to the usual Regulatory Audit, Auditors need to gain efficiency in conducting the Entity based Audit, IT Audit, Performance Audit and Environment Audit, etc. For this, she put emphasis on skill development of the officials of OCAG and expected that audit activities will help the government in attaining SDGs. She also hoped that Audit Monitoring and Management System (AMMS) will connect all the ministries with the audit process in near future and will help in producing quality Audit Report. Besides, She emphasized on taking proper security measures in case of digitization.
State Minister of Finance Ministry Mr. Md. Abdul Mannan MP, the Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh Mr. Masud Ahmed, Finance Secretary Mr. Muslim Chowdhry were among the speakers in the ceremony. Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General (Senior) Mr. Mohammed Iqbal Hossain made a presentation on the topic of "Contribution of the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General in establishing transparency and accountability" in the ceremony.
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Room Allocation for SAS/SRAS Part 2 Exam 2017 uploaded in Notice Board/ Other Notices or click the following link http://cag.org.bd/other-notices
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Our ex-honorable CAG Muhammad Ahsan Ali Sarker is no more (Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un). Namaze Janaja of ex-honoarable CAG will be held today after zohor prayer in uttara mosque near his residence sec-04, road-6/A, uttara. Keep him in your prayer.
Circular on SAS/SRAS Part-2 Exam 2017 published today. To know more please go to the following link http://cag.org.bd/office-order
Audit Instruction-01/2017 approved on 8 October 2017 by OCAG.
Result of SAS/SRAS Part-1-2017 pusblished today. To download result go to Notice Board/Office Order. Check the following link
Presentation on Auditing Preparedness for the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - On 21 August 2017, Mr. Zahurul Islam, DG, Commercial Audit Directorate along with Mr. Hasibur Rahman, ACAG (Report), OCAG presented a summary of the Meeting held in UN HQ, New York from 20 to 21 July, 2017. The meeting was jointly organized by UNDASA & IDI and participated by members of 45 SAIs, representatives from INTOSAI bodies & other stakeholders on the issue of “Auditing Preparedness for the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. Both Mr. Zahurul Islam and Mr. Hasibur Rahman presented the background of the meeting, INTOSAI and SDGs, main themes & accomplishments of the meeting, things to be considered while auditing SDG, preparedness of GOB & what OCAG can do. Honorable Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) of Bangladesh presided on the Presentation Session. CGA, CGDF, DCAG(Senior) and other high officials of the OCAG were present in the meeting.
In the presentation session, new dynamic and re-designed website of the OCAG was also inaugurated by the honorable C&AG of Bangladesh.
Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh Mr. Masud Ahmed apprises Honorable President Mr. Md. Abdul Hamid about 32 Audit & Accounts reports on 07 June 2017 during a call on with honorable president at Bangabhaban. During the submission of the reports the honorable president urges upon all custodian of public money to be cautious about financial irregularities and try to avoid audit objections. Honorable president emphasizes on training for audit personnel to be able to cope up with the challenges of fraudulent activities using modern digital technologies.
CAG makes honorable president informed that audit department is adding value by saving and recovering public money through audit observation. Two environment audit reports, One performance audit report, Five special audit reports, Twenty annual audit reports, One finance account and Three appropriation accounts are submitted to honorable president during the visit. A total number of 478 audit observations amounting Taka 11,319.87 crore and USD 24 million against 22 ministries were included in 28 audit reports. Military secretary, secretary and press secretary to the honorable president were present while DCAG (A&R) Mr. Mohammad Zakir Hossain and ACAG (Report) Mr. A K M Hasibur Rahman were accompanying CAG during the call on.
Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh Mr. Masud Ahmed apprises Honorable President Mr. Md. Abdul Hamid about 24 Audit & Accounts reports on May 10, 2016 during a call on with honorable president at Bangabhaban. During the submission of the reports the honorable president urges upon all custodian of public money to be cautious about financial irregularities and try to avoid audit objections. Honorable president emphasizes on training for audit personnel to be able to cope up with the challenges of fraudulent activities using modern digital technologies.
CAG makes honorable president informed that audit department is adding value by saving and recovering public money through audit observation. Twenty Three audit reports, One performance audit report, Six special audit reports, Sixteen annual audit reports and One appropriation accounts are submitted to honorable president during the visit. A total number of 333 audit observations amounting Taka 11,687.33 crore and USD 9.93 million against 22 ministries were included in 28 audit reports. Military secretary, secretary and press secretary to the honorable president were present while DCAG (A&R) Mr. Mohammad Zakir Hossain and ACAG (Report) Mr. A K M Hasibur Rahman were accompanying CAG during the call on
Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh successfully organized a workshop on “OCAG Strategic Plan (2013-2018), Myths and Realities: New Target for 2017-18” which was held on 5th July, 2017 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon. DCAG (Senior) Mohammed Iqbal Hossain presented the Keynote Paper of the workshop. He expressed his firm commitment to ensure transparency and accountability of public financial management and governance by implementing OCAG Strategic Plan in its remaining one year period. To achieve its vision & mission and to keep harmony with the international auditing practices, Entity Wide Audit (EWA) and Risk Based Audit is a prime need instead of traditional Unit Based Auditing system. All DGs of different audit directorates have been given specific targets for the year 2017-18 and Concerned DGs presented their operational plan for the year 2017-18 to achieve the targets. Notable speaker of the workshop were Mr. Md. Zahurul Islam, DG (Commercial Audit Directorate); Mr. Mohammad Zakir Hossain, DCAG (A&R); Mr. Md. Anisur Rahman, DCAG (Procedure); Mr. Abul Kalam Azad, DG (Mission Audit Directorate) and Mr. A K M Hasibur Rahman, ACAG (Report).
Ensuring accountability of public expenditure is a big challenge for the Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in the backdrop of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To face the challenges SAIs have to develop institutional, organizational and professional capacity. Professional capacity can be developed through staff training, workshop, seminar, joint audit, sharing knowledge and experience etc. In view of gaining experience through mutual knowledge sharing, Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (OCAG) of Bangladesh organized a two day seminar on "Role of SAI as an Institution of Accountability" from 26-27 October, 2015 at Dhaka, Bangladesh. A total of 18 delegates including 5 Auditors General from 9 SAIs namely Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Nepal and Sri Lanka participated in the seminar. Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh Mr. Masud Ahmed along with the senior officials of SAI Bangladesh attended the seminar. Mr. Shawkat Ali, MP, Honorable Chairman, Committee on Public Undertakings, Bangladesh National Parliament inaugurated the seminar as the chief guest.
The seminar started with a Theme Paper presentation, on the topic, by SAI Bangladesh followed by Country Paper presentation by each SAI. The Theme Paper was discussed by a group of panel discussants. The participants also made their comments, queries and suggestions on the issue which paved the way of sharing mutual knowledge and experience. Discussion on each Country Paper was held by discussants and also by the participants. Final part of the seminar was the presentation of Moderator's Report which summarized the key aspects of all presentations and discussions and also highlighted the way forward for addressing the challenges of ensuring accountability of public expenditure entrusted upon the SAIs.
A Press Conference on the occasion of 42nd anniversary of the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh was held on May 11, 2015 at Audit Bhaban, Kakrail, Dhaka. It has been stated in the conference that the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh prepared 1207 audit reports since the independence of Bangladesh. In the conference, Honorable Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh, Mr. Masud Ahmed said that various types of financial claims such as payment of pay and allowances of government employees, pay fixation, provident fund advances and other loans, issue of last pay certificate (LPC) etc are being settled by different Accounts Offices under CAG Office. He also stated that all sorts of pre-auditing activities are being performed through the modernization of accounting system by implementing iBAS (Integrated Budget and Accounting System). He mentioned that with the changing demand of time, besides the regular Financial and Compliance Audit, IT Audit, Environmental Audit are also being carried out. Four separate presentations on activities of CAG Office, Civil Accounts Department, Defence Finance Department and Railway Accounts and Finance Departments were also given in the conference. Senior officials of the department attended the press conference.
A meeting on ?Audit Process of the Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh? was held at the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh on 23 April 2015. Dr. Mahiuddin Khan Alamgir MP, Honorable Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Bangladesh Parliament attended the meeting as chief guest. He exchanged his valuable opinion with the CAG and other Senior Officials and emphasized on increasing the quality of audit. During the meeting, a presentation was given by Mrs. Zeenat Khan, Director General, Mission Audit Directorate and Dr. Shyamal Kanti Chowdhury, Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General (A&R). In his speech, PAC Chairman stressed upon that Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh (OCAG) acts as a deterrent of inefficient use of public money. He also emphasized on increasing the area of Performance Audit and ensured that Public Accounts Committee will help intensively to perform Value for money Audit in all respect. In reply to a question regarding restructuring of Audit and Accounts Department to ensure quality audit work, he showed his positive attitude but stressed upon the maximum utilization of resources. In the concluding speech, Mr. Masud Ahmed, Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh mentioned that OCAG needs to have financial independence along with independence in recruiting audit personnel. He also emphasized that manpower rationalization in terms of increasing public expenditure is a bare requirement for implementing International Auditing Standards and best practices.
Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stressed upon the transparency and accountability in the public financial management. In this regard, she urged Comptroller & Auditor General of Bangladesh to reduce the backlog in audits. She said this when the CAG apprised her of Audit Reports on 18 February 2015. In reply, the CAG informed her that IT initiatives had been introduced to Audit Department and as a result, through digitization, the backlog has gone down compared with the past.