Prime Minister (PM) Khaleda Zia Thursday said that the auditors should play their role properly in ensuring accountability of the government and the administration through putting the record straight in public accounts, reports UNB.
She expressed the hope when Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Asif Ali presented before her a report of their successes during January 2003-February 2006 period at the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).
The Prime Minister thanked them for those successful steps and hoped that "the trend of success would continue".
The successful work and achievements included a revised format of audit report, upgrading traditional audit into performance, issue-based and special audit, and dispute settlement through crash course with the secretaries.
Issuance of two audits manually and four guidelines, training of 53 officials abroad and 446 others at home, training of 20 per cent women officers and staff, shifting to the newly built Audit Bhaban by June 2006 were also cited as their successful doings. Starting construction of training academy by 2006, invitation from French Auditor General's office to one official to participate in UN audit, appreciation, evaluation letters by the World Bank (WB) and the UNDP and hosting regional conference of Auditors-General in 2004 were also listed.
Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Kamal Uddin Siddiqi was present on the occasion.