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The Assistant Auditor General (AAG) of the Office of Assistant Auditor General, Tsirang accompanied by two senior auditors conducted an audit awareness programme at Sarpang Dzongkhag on 17th October 2014. A total of 21 School Principals attended the programme at the sideline of 23rd Dzongkhag Education Conference held in Dzongkhag Tshogdu Hall.
Commenced from 13th October, 2014, the Course Design Development & Review Workshop is on fullswing in Phuentsholing, Chhukha, Bhutan. It is in line with the spillover activity of the Capacity Development Project of Royal Audit Authority (RAA) supported by Austrian Development Cooperation. Key major activity of the Project comprises of developing and launching of 22 Audit Manuals and two Policy Documents. As the manuals and policy documents are in editorial stage, the selected participants for the workshop are being trained on how to design and develop course materials to deliver trainings on Audit Manuals. Draft training materials will be developed during the workshop.
The Hon’ble Auditor General of Bhutan, Dasho Ugen Chewang accompanied by Mr. Tashi Tobgay, Assistant Auditor General and Mr. Chandra B. Gurung , Dy. Chief Audit Officer left the Country today to attend the 16th Meeting of INTOSAI WGEA in Philippines. The meeting streching over the period of four days from 29th September to 2nd October of 2014 is hosted by the Commission on Audit of Philippines. It is expected to provide the member Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) with a broader knowledge and experience on current environmental issues and serve as a forum for sharing environmental audit experiences, building external relationship and setting an aspired future direction of the INTOSAI WGEA.
With expected escalating trend of imparting trainings to its employees as to cope up with changes in external auditing environment, the Royal Audit Authority has sent around16 officers to undergo over a weeklong Training of Trainers (ToT) courses in Bangkok, Thailand. The training commenced from 18th September, 2014 is expected to provide the participants with basic hands on experience on methodologies and tools required for effective course delivery. The participants will embrace key learning processes focusing on adult learning principles, including various stages of learning cycles. After availing the training, in the process of recapitulation the participants will rehearse lessons learnt in the In-house ToT course scheduled in the RAA headquarters. Further, they will be trained to align their training skills with INTOSAI and ASOSAI structured training standards. And also the same group of participants will be fully engaged in designing course materials and conducting in-house trainings of RAA in the near future.
The 59th Policy Planning and Consultative Meeting chaired by Hon'ble Auditor General was held in the headquarters today. The meeting was attended by around 50 participants including Assistant Auditors' Generals of regional offices and headquarters. Issues discussed were on the following agenda items:
A week long in-house training on Financial Data and Financial Statement Analysis is being commenced from today at the RAA Conference hall. The training is facilitated by in-house trained trainers Mr. Penjor, Sr. Audit Officer and Mr. Sonam Wangdi, Audit Officer. Within the next five days the training is expected to cover comprehensively on the logic of financial statement; concept of financial analysis; analysis of Receipt and Payment statement of the Budgetary Bodies and linkage with audit planning and execution. Participants are given group works and exercises as part of active adult learning strategies.
The RAA is pleased to release bi-annual publication of 7th Newsletter covering issues and events happened during the period January to June, 2014. In this edition, a brief news on a goodwill visit by the Comptroller & Auditor General of India and renewing of Memorandum of Understanding between the two Supreme Audit Instutions were covered. Besides, it also entails news coverage on hosting of SAI-Performance Measurement Framework training and guided by the Framework, an assessment study undertaken for the RAA by the INTOSAI Development Initiative Secretariat. The finalization of Audit Performance Evaluation Management System, publication and release of Annual Audit Report 2013 and Annual Audit Plan 2014-2015 and further, participation in numerous professional activities and discussion of significant audit issues in the Parliament were prominent features. For information dissemination purpose, an excerpt on SAI-Performance Measurement Framework Methodology which has recently became a global tool for measuring performances of Supreme Audit Institutions is also included.