The government Wednesday directed the authorities concerned to dispose of the comparatively minor audit objections themselves to reduce the load on the government, reports UNB.
An inter-ministerial meeting on disposal of audit objections also asked the concerned auditors and departments or ministries to refer major cases involving substantial amounts of money to the higher authorities.
The meeting held at the Bangladesh Secretariat with Finance and Planning Minister M Saifur Rahman in the chair discussed the ways to settle as many as 10.3 lakh pending general audit objections and 40,000 reporting audit objections involving over Tk 120 billion (12,000 crore).
After the meeting, Saifur told journalists that he found at the ministry level indifference to disposing the objections that piled up over the years.
Emphasising on considering the socio-economic aspects in preparing audit reports, he said: "If I prepare a report overlooking the socio-economic condition of the country, it will not serve any purpose."
The finance minister said that only the cases involving substantial amounts of money should be put forward to the finance minister and the prime minister.
"We've asked the concerned auditors and departments or ministries to settle the minor objections on their own," he said. "In case of any substantial amount beyond the means of the authorities, such cases should be placed before me or the prime minister."
Saifur informed the audience that the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has already started scrutinising the objections to categorise them as minor and major.