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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