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Speech of Hon'ble Comptroller and Auditor General at RUAAA Biennial Reunion, 2020 as Chief Guest.
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Withheld Notice of Lecture on 'Evolution of Public Financial Management in Bangladesh' that was supposed to be held from 10 to 11 March, 2020 at FKMA auditorium of Audit Bhaban.
A presentation on the " Audit Para Writing" will be held on 11 March, 2020 at the Hafiz Uddin Khan Conference Room at 3:00 pm of Audit Bhaban.
Lecture on 'Evolution of Public Financial Management in Bangladesh' will be held from 10 to 11 March,2020 at FKMA auditorium of Audit Bhaban.
A meeting will be held on the occasion of "the celebration of Mujib Year-2020" at the Hafiz Uddin Khan Conference Room at Audit Bhaban on 8 March,2020.
Lecture on 'Evolution of Public Financial Management in Bangladesh' will be held from 02 to 03 March,2020 at FKMA auditorium of Audit Bhaban.
Circular relating to the advertisement for the post of Senior Assistant Clerk.
The Office Order is attached herewith
Circular relating to the advertisement for the post of Auditor.
The Office Order is attached herewith
A workshop on Proposal for Enactment of "The Institute of Internal Auditors Bangladesh Act" by The Institute of Internal Auditors Bangladesh will be held at FKMA Baqui Auditorium of Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh on 06/02/2020 at 9.00 am.
The Office Order is attached herewith.
A meeting to be held related to Birth Centenary Celebration of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at M. Hafizuddin Khan Conference Room on 30 January, 2020 at 11 am.
The Office Order is attached herewith.
Dr. Shyamal Kanti Chowdhury, DCAG (Senior) gets Promotion to grade-2 as per National Pay Scale, 2015.
A meeting related to exchange of views among World Bank, CIPFA and participants from OCAG will be held at World Bank Office, Agargaon, Dhaka on 22 January, 2020 at 4 pm.
A revised list of participants is attached herewith.
An 'Interactive Workshop for Accounting and Auditing Reforms in Bangladesh' to be organized by Deloitte will be held at F K M A Baki Auditorium, Audit Bhaban, Dhaka on 23 December, 2019.
Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh Mr. Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury submitted 39 Audit & Accounts reports to the Honorable President Mr. Md. Abdul Hamid on 11 September 2019 at Bangabhaban. During the submission the honorable President urged upon all custodian of public money to be cautious about financial irregularities and to play such a vigilant role so that least audit observations may be raised. Honorable President also emphasized on training of audit personnel to be able to cope up with the challenges of fraudulent activities using the latest and digital technologies.
The CAG, here, took the privilege to respond to the honorable President and brought his kind attention to the proactive role of the audit department on how it is ensuring value for money to the whole economy by saving and through recovering public money employing minimal of audit personnel and cost of a huge budget size each year through audit activities.
However, prior to submission of these reports to the honorable President the CAG sought the appraisal of the honorable Prime Minister on these audit and accounts reports on 13 July 2019. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on that occasion besides her appreciation of the CAG’s activities also urged upon to the CAG for emitting his best in ensuring accountability and transparency in public expenditure.
During the visit to the honorable president this year nine special audit reports, twenty five annual audit reports, one finance accounts and four appropriation accounts were submitted to the honorable President. A total of 434 audit observations amounting Taka 11,710.56 crore against 21 ministries were included in those audit reports.
Military secretary to the honorable President along with the secretary to the honorable President and press secretary to the honorable President were also present on this submission of audit reports while from the audit authority Deputy CAG (A&R) Mr. Md. Mahbubul Hoque and Additional Deputy CAG (Parliament) Mr. A K M Hasibur Rahman were accompanying the CAG.
Annual Procurement Plan 2019-2020 for Goods/Works
Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General has nominated Mr. Md. Jamal Uddin, Deputy Director (MIS) as Information Officer and Mr. Mohammed Zakir Hossain, Deputy CAG (Senior) as Appeal Officer for OCAG.
The link for the prospective applicants for the 19th batch under 'Japan Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS)' program is given below:
To read Annual Activity Report 2017 please click on the link below.
Delegation of Financial and Administrative Power to heads of the Accounts circles/department
Cultural Program organized by Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh was held on 24th April 2019 at Shipokala Academy, Dhaka. Here are some glimpse of that beautiful musical night.
Result of the Divisional Accountant (DA)1st Part Exam/2018 has been published.
Notice of the SAS/ SRAS 2nd Part Exam/2019 is uploaded
Transfer Order No: CAG/GB-1/13(73)/KOL-2/82/Khondo-21/73 Date: 28/03/2019
Office order relating to posting on Current Charge of Auditors as SAS Super
SAS/ SRAS Exam 1st Part/ 2018 Result has been Published. To download please check the other notices or click the following link
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Honorable Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh Mr. Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury delivered a speech in the 1st meeting of the Public Accounts Committee of the 11th Parliament on 19/03/2019. His speech is uploaded in the OCAG's website. To download please check the following link.
Circular for recruitment of officers into Passport & Visa wing of missions in Manama and Amman uploaded in the other notices. You can also check the following link
Senior Management Retreat on OCAG's Strategic Vision: Facilitating Innovative Public Service will be held on from 22-24 March 2019 at the Palace Luxury Resort, Bahubal, Habigonj. The Honorable Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh Mr. Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury has given his kind consent to be present at the above mentioned retreat program. Schedule and the list of official who are going to attend the program is also attached here.
Circular for Participation in Annual Cultural Program which will be held at 3rd week of April 2019
Circulars offering option for working as Accounts Officer in the Ministry of Railway on deputation is uploaded in the other notices.
As a sign of continued co-operation between Supreme Audit Institution (SAI), China and SAI, Bangladesh, a 6-member delegation team led by Mr. CHEN Jian, Deputy Auditor Gneral, National Audit Office of China (CNAO) visited OCAG (Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General) from 27-29 January, 2019. Other members of the team were HU Jiajun, Director General, Department of Audit Quality Assurance, JIN Ying, Director General (Resources and Environment Audit Bureau), JIAO Qiang, Director General (Transport Audit Bureau), PENG Xinlin, Deputy Director General, Department of Laws and Regulations and ZHANG Jun, Program Officer, Department of International Cooperation. On arriving Bangladesh, they paid a courtesy call with the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of Bangladesh Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury and discussed bilateral issues relating to government auditing at Audit Bhaban, Kakrail, with the high officials of SAI, Bangladesh.They exchanged views on the effective audit process to ensure accountability and transparency and proper utilization of the government money. They made special focus on the areas of mutual co-operations in order to improve the audit quality assurance. After that, abusiness session was held in Hafiz Uddin Khan Conference room from 10:30 AM to 12:30 AM on 28 January, 2019 arranged for the 6-member delegation team. The topic of the presentation was ‘Legal System of Government Audit in Bangladesh and Audit Quality Assurance’ presented by Mr. Md. Khademul Bashar, Director, Local and Revenue Audit Directorate, Dhaka. On Chinese part, the keynote paper was presented by PENG Xinlin on ‘Legislative System and Audit Legal System of China’. The session was presided over by Mr.Abul Foyez Md. Abid, Controller General of Accounts. High officials of Audit and Accounts department were present in this session. The session was followed by a Q&A session and lunch. Then, a colorful cultural ceremony took place in Financial Management Academy (FIMA) at night on honor of the Chinese delegation attended by honorable CAG himself and high officials of OCAG. Some renowned artists of the country took part in the ceremony and gave a mesmerizing performance. It was followed by a dinner and everyone enjoyed all the events thoroughly.
The delegation also visited the Savar National Memorial, Dhaka on 29 January, 2019. After the visit, another business session was held on ‘OCAG Audit Practices’ followed by discussion and lunch at Commercial Audit Directorate, Dhaka.
Office order related with DA (1st Part) Exam 2018 is uploaded in other notices
Circulars offering option for working as A&AO in Land Reforms Board and PWD on deputation are uploaded in other notices
Transfer order CAG/GB-1/13(73)/CALL-2/82/Khondo-21/15 Date:16/01/2019 uploaded in the other notices. You check the following link also
Transfer order CAG/GB-1/13(73)/CALL-2/82/Khondo-21/16 Date:16/01/2019 uploaded in the other notices. you can check the following also
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Instructions about follow up activities
Citizen Charter V 1.0 (2nd Generation) of the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh has been uploaded. To download check the link below please.
Briefing on SAS/SRAS 1st Part Exam 2018 for Presiding Officer, Additional Presiding Officer, Deputy Presiding Officer and Invigilators will be held on 25 November 2018 at F.K.M.A. Baki Auditorium, Audit Bhaban, 77/7 Kakrail in Dhaka. All the Presiding Officer, Additional Presiding Officers, Deputy Presiding Officers and Invigilators are requested to be present there.
Instruction for report submission file updated and 3 manuals uploaded. To download manuals, Log in instructions, Instruction for report submission and iBAS++ Gap Analysis Report Template please click the following link
A workshop on "Draft Strategy Paper on Audited Financial Statement of Government of Bangladesh" will be held on 12 November, 2018 at 11.00 am at F.K.M.A Baqui Auditorium of Audit Bhaban. All the officers from Grade-I to Grade-VI of the Audit & Accounts Department posted in Dhaka and respective committees on Appropriation & Finance Accounts format of the three Accounting circle are upon instruction, requested to attened the workshop.
Order on Appropriation Audit Training at Financial Management Academy
Exam Date of SAS/SRAS Part-1 Exam announced today. to download the realted document please check the link below
Transfer/ Posting Order CAG/GB-1/13(73)/KaL-2/82/Khondo-21/265 date: 24/10/2018 is uploaded here.
Sample joining letter for Auditors against the circular published in The Daily Jugantor and The Daily Ittefaq on 11/10/2018 is uploaded in the other notices.
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The result of Auditor's Recruitment- 2018 has been published
International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) gives emphasis on taking the views of Civil Societies and their agents on Public Audit. The Office of Comptroller and Auditor General (OCAG) of Bangladsesh also interested regarding this. Keeping this in mind, a meeting will be organized by OCAG on Public Audit on 09/10/2018 at Audit Bhaban, 77/7 Kakrail, Dhaka. Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General (Accounts & Reports) will represent OCAG in that meeting. As one of the prominent Civil Societies in Bangladesh, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) is specially requested to send one or more of their delegates in this meeting.
Transfer/ Posting Order of SAS Superintendent (date: 02/10/2018) is uploaded in other notices
Transfer order CAG/GB-1/13(73)/CALL-2/82/Khondo-21/226
A presentation on "Block Chain Demystified” will be held on 1st October, 2018 at Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General
The Supreme Audit Institution of Bangladesh has been elected as a member of Governing Board of Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) for three years ranging from 2018 to 2021. During the 14th assembly of Hanoi in Vietnam from 19th to 22nd September, 2018 the election took place. The other elected members of the Governing Board are Indonesia, Nepal, Kuwait & Russia. A six-member delegation from SAI Bangladesh headed by the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) of Bangladesh Mr. Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury attended the conference. Mr. Md. Aftabuzzaman (DG, Commercial Audit), Ms. Farmeen Mowla (Director, FIMA), Mr. Md. Naoshad Hossain (ADCAG, Admin), Mr. Md. Firoz Khan (ACAG, Report) were present among other delegates. The next ASOSAI Assembly is expected to be held in Bangladesh in 2020.
A Cooperation Agreement has been signed between office of the Comptroller & Auditor General of Bangladesh and State Audit Bureau of Kuwait in the 14th assembly of ASOSAI at National Conference Centre in Hanoi, Vietnam. The Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) of Bangladesh Mr. Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury signed the agreement on behalf of SAI Bangladesh. Mr. Md. Aftabuzzaman (DG, Commercial Audit), Ms. Farmeen Mowla (Director, FIMA), Mr. Md. Naoshad Hossain (ADCAG, Admin), Mr. Md. Firoz Khan (ACAG, Report) were present among other delegates. H.E. Ambassador of Bangladesh to Vietnam Ms. Samina Naz was also present in the signing ceremony.
Nomination letter for "Training on Mission Audit: Bangladesh Mission Abroad" to be held at FIMA from 9th September, 2018 to 29th September, 2018
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Transfer/ Posting Order of Officers of OCAG (26.04.2018) are uploaded in Other Notices section of this website. Please click the following link to download.
Circular for SAS/SRAS 1st Part-2018
In accordance with the power given by Article: 127(1) of the Constitution of Bangladesh, the Honorable President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh has appointed Mr. Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury, Secretary, Finance Division as the Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh. This appointment will be effective immediately after his oath for this office which will be administered by the Chief Justice at 3:30 pm on 17 July, 2018 at Supreme Court Judges Lounge.
VIVA Schedule for recruitment of auditors has been announced. To download please check the following link
NIS Work Plan 2018-2019 for OCAG is uploaded in Governance menu. To download check the following link http://cag.org.bd/national-integrity-Strategy
CAG News July-December 2017 is now available in publication menu of OCAG's website. You can check it by clicking the following link http://cag.org.bd/publication-details/2/cag-news
Hotline Policy, 2017 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh has been issued. It is available in ‘Guidelines’ under the ‘Instruments’ tab. Please check the following link: http://cag.org.bd/guide
Transfer/ Posting Order of SAS Superintendent (07.06.2018) is uploaded in Other Notice or check the following link
List of SAS Exam 2018 (Exempted) is uploaded here. To download please check the other notices or click the following link
Transfer/ Posting Order of Audit & Accounts Officers and SAS Superintendent are uploaded in Other Notices section of this website.
Promotion Orders of SAS Superintendent of Batch 2013,2015,2016 & 2017 are uploaded in other notices. you can also click the following link to download the order.
Transfer/ Posting Order of SAS Superintendent (30.04.2018) is uploaded in other notice. Please click the following link to download it.
“Auditor recruitment written exam” result for the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General Bangladesh and other audit directorates including FIMA has been published on 27th April, 2018.
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Transfer/ Posting Order of Officers of OCAG (26.04.2018) are uploaded in Other Notices section of this website. Please click the following link to download.
Promotion and Posting order of SAS Superintendent is uploaded in other notices. To download it please click the following link
CAG News Special Edition is uploaded in Publications. To download please click the following link
Result of SAS/SRAS Part-2-2017 Published today. Please check the result in Other Notices in OCAG website.
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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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Order for Transfer of Officers is in Other Notice tab or click the link below
Order for Transfer of Officers of BCS Audit and Accounts Cadre is in Other Notice tab or click the link below
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
Transfer orders are available in Notice tab of OCAG's website or OCAG's official facebook page. To check these orders please go to Notice tab of OCAG's website or official facebook page of "Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh".
SAS/SRAS Part-2 2017 Exam Routine announced toady. To know more check the Other Notice on OCAG's website or click the link below
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.