"A credible Supreme Audit Institution that promotes value for money and good governance in public operations and contributes towards achieving the societal aspirations of Gross National Happiness.”
" RAA is an independent constitutional body which contributes to accountability, transparency and effective service delivery. In the service of Tsa-Wa-Sum (the King, Country and People), we audit without fear, favour or prejudice and provide timely, reliable and quality audit services to assist effective decision making in the public sector. ”
As part of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Royal Audit Authority, Bhutan and the OAG, Thailand in August 2016, eighteen auditors from the RAA are currently attending the training on Performance Audit at the Office of the Auditor General (OAG), Thailand from 28th November to 2nd December 2016.
Mr. Prajuck Boonyoung, Deputy Auditor General of the OAG, Thailand graced the opening session. The weeklong training will cover various topics on Performance Audit, Procurement Audit and Construction Audit including field visits to Regional Offices.
Pema Tshering, Sr. Auditor from the Office of the Assistant Auditor General, Samdrupjongkhar attends 4th International Training Programme on ‘Introduction to Environmental Auditing’ from 21st November to 5th December 2016 at the International Center for Environment Audit and Sustainable Development (iCED), Jaipur, India.
The programme is being conducted for auditors from INTOSAI member countries by the iCED with the cooperation of the Office of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India. The RAA has earlier participated in two similar global training programmes conducted by the iCED.
The Hon’ble Auditor General of Bhutan is currently undertaking an advocacy and sensitization programme for members and representatives from the Local Government, schools, Regional offices, Corporations, the clergy and the Armed Forces in Punakha, Wangduephodrang and Thimphu. The awareness programme from 24 to 17 November 2016 is in continuation to the early programmes carries out in Haa & Paro and is aimed at helping the public understand the problems at the grassroots level.
The RAA while highlighting on the mandates, roles & responsibilities of RAA and on the on-going ISSAI implementation initiatives expects the advocacy programme to provide the public with a better understanding of the work that the RAA undertakes and of the positive impacts that RAA intends to create through our audits.
Pema Wangdi, Assistant Audit Officer from OAAG, Samdrupjongkhar will be one of the thirty-three participants from 33 countries attending the ASOSAI-sponsored workshop on Performance Audit in Nanjing, China. The workshop will be conducted by 6 instructors from Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Nepal and Philippines. The Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the workshop will be from the IDI Norway. The workshop will be held from November 14 to 25, 2016.
The Hon’ble Auditor General of Bhutan is currently undertaking an advocacy and sensitization programme for members of the Local Government, schools and corporations in Haa and Paro. The awareness programme from 14 to 17 November 2016 is aimed at helping the public understand the problems at the grassroots level and also of the RAA’s mandates, roles & responsibilities as well as the the ISSAI implementation initiatives.
The RAA as part of its ISSAI Implementation Initiatives (3i Programme) Phase II is carrying out a weeklong Workshop to review the existing audit methodologies in the three audit disciplines of Financial Audit, Compliance Audit & Performance Audit, from 7 to 12 November 2016 in Tsirang. Fifteen officials of the RAA comprising of the Project Team and Mentor Team will revise the three manuals for Financial Audit, Compliance Audit & Performance Audit to seek coherence with ISSAIs requirements. The revised manuals will ensure that all of RAA’s future audits are conducted in compliance to ISSAIs. The Project is funded by the World Bank.
His Majesty The King appointed Yonten Phuntsho, Chief for the Kidu Support Service as a Zimpon Wogma on 10 November 2016.
Yonten Phuntsho joined the Royal Audit Authority as Assistant Audit Officer in 2003 after completing his Post Graduate Certificate in Financial Management from the Royal Institute of Management. While in the RAA, he worked in the General Governance Division and later in the Policy, Planning & Annual Audit Report Division.
He joined the Office of the Gyalpoi Zimpon in 2010 on deputation as Sr. Research Officer and went on to become Chief for the Kidu Support Service in 2011. The Zimpon Wogmas support the Gyalpoi Zimpon in delivering His Majesty’s various Kidu to the people.
Ten Auditors leave for training programme on Auditing from Gender Perspectives to be held from 7th November 2016 to 18th November 2016 at International Centre for Environment Audit and Sustainable Development ( iCED), Jaipur, India