Introduction

Introduction

The establishment of Training Centre was proposed to Royal Government in Annual Audit Report 2006 which was submitted in April 2007. Accordingly, the 87th Session of the erstwhile National Assembly held in June 2007 duly recognized the importance of providing continuous professional development programmes to officials and staff of Royal Audit Authority (RAA). The deliberation of the Session read as “in the event approaches to provide in-house training to staff of the RAA are not initiated from now, it would result in a state of not being able to present detailed and honest audit reports with the institution of the democratic system in the country. Since the absence of a Training Centre has marred the effectiveness of the Audit System, members opined that it was imperative for the National Assembly to acknowledge the proposal of the RAA and direct the establishment of a Training Centre on Auditing at the earliest possible”. Accordingly, it was resolved that the RAA and the RCSC should jointly discuss the establishment of a training Centre with the relevant ministries and assess its requirement and the availability of funds.

With the launch of 10th Five Year Plan in 2008, the Royal Government explored resources and initially secured Nu. 43.00 million from the Government of India for the construction of Training Centre. Subsequently, the RAA acquired five acres of land from the Ministry of Education registered in the name of Damphu Central School, Tsirang. Currently, the Centre owns twelve acres of land.

In order to facilitate and give easy access to site, the construction of an approach road of approximately 1.2 KM was taken up first followed by water supply connection from place called majua under Kilkhorthang Gewog. The construction of academic building, four hostel blocks and three executive hostels began in October 2014. The other allied works like compound light and site development works was taken up in early 2018.