The Royal Audit Authority conducted a three day Year-End Planning and Coordination meeting at the Professional Development Centre (PDC) from 22nd to 24th June 2022.
Amongst many important deliberations, agenda included the following:
- Identification of Audit Thrust Areas for the Financial Year 2022-23 to focus audit resources on critical issues that are pervasive in most budgetary agencies;
- Adoption of RAA’s Operational Plan 2022-23;
- Signing of Performance Compacts 2022-2023 between Auditor General and Department Heads followed by Department Heads with the Head of Divisions; and
- Awareness and presentation on auditing from perspective of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) for social inclusiveness.
During the early hours of the opening session, the Venerable Lam Neten of Tsirang Rabdey administered the ‘Oath of Good Conduct, Ethics and Secrecy’ and pledged to conduct audit without ‘Fear, Favor or Prejudice’ for the new recruits of year 2021 and 2022. Lam Neten also launched the upgraded Audit Information Management System (AIMS) which is expected to enhance efficiency in managing audit engagements right from audit planning through follow-up process and quality assurance review of audits.
Prior to the year-end meeting, two days of capacity development program was conducted for the auditors from 20th to 21st June 2022. The first day focused on enhancing quality of audit reports by identifying challenges and recommending possible solutions. Second day focused on exploring ways to leverage ICT and to identify cost-cutting measures in delivering audit services.
On 24th June 2022, His Majesty granted audience to the officials and staff of RAA through a virtual meeting platform. His Majesty commanded the RAA family to work hard and strive towards fulfillment of nation’s aspiration of a clean system including upscaling accountability fixing in public sector operations.
The meeting was conducted in hybrid mode where 50% attended in-person at the PDC and the remaining attended virtually from different locations.
In his concluding remark, the Auditor General urged all the officials to put extra efforts to meet the societal expectation of a clean society and system.