"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. ”
Ms. Kinley Zam, an ICT Officer working with the Thematic Audit Division in RAA was meritoriously promoted to the post of Sr. ICT Officer with effect from 1st April 2017. Ms Kinley Zam received her promotion order in an simple ceremony at the RAA Executive Hall on 7th April 2017. On behalf of Hon’ble Auditor General, the Deputy Auditor General, DFR & HRM handed her the promotion order with a Tashi Khadar. Also present were other DAGs and officials of the Human Resource and International Relations Division.
The RAA family is proud of her well-deserved promotion and wish her success in all her endeavours.
The Deputy Auditor General, DFR&HRM led a two member delegation to Oslo, Norway to attend the Lessons Learned and Exit Workshop under the Trans-Regional programme on the Audit of lending and Borrowing Frame work which is scheduled for two days from 30-31 March 2017.
During the meeting, there shall be discussions and sharing of experiences on what worked well and what could be improved. More importantly, the meeting will agree on each stakeholder’s commitment in ensuring sustainability of programme results.
The workshop is being hosted by the INTOSAI Development Initiative (IDI) at Radisson Blu Scandinavia, Norway.
The Fifth Phase of the Audit Advocacy and Awareness Programme for the stakeholders of Central and Eastern Bhutan covered six Dzongkhags of Trongsa, Bumthang, Lhuentse, Monggar, Trashiyangtse and Trashigang. During the programme, the Hon'ble Auditor General met with the Lams and Lopens of the Rabdeys, officials from the Dzongkhags Administrations, Royal Court of Justices, Local Government Leaders, representatives of Royal Bhutan Police and Royal Bhutan Army and heads of regional offices including Corporations and Financial Institutes.
The programme also delivered to selected Institutes and Central Schools including Rangjung Technical Training Institute, Autsho Central School, Drametse Central School and Khaling Central School. The Hon'ble Auditor General talked about the 'Roles and Responsibilities of the Royal Audit Authority in promoting accountability and transparency in the use of Public Resources'. The stakeholders were also sensitized on the International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs) and Financial Resources Management Accountability Index (FRMAI).
The current programme started on 14th March, 2017 and ended today at Nganglam. With this, the RAA has covered all ten ministries and sixteen Dzongkhags. Next phase of the Programme will cover, Samdrup Jongkhar, Pemagatshel, Zhemgang and Gasa Dzongkhags.
In line with the government’s initiative to go paperless, the Royal Audit Authority is currently training its auditors on using G-Suite, a set of google applications that is being officially used by all government agencies including the RAA.
The paperless training using G-Suite is being conducted as per the ‘Guideline for Institutionalising Paperless Operations in Government Offices’ adopted by the National Environment Commission which provides general and specific tips and recommendations for deploying paperless initiatives across the offices of the Royal Government of Bhutan. The guideline is based on the Life cycle Assessment carried out in three government agencies and the Department of National Properties’ study on paper consumption in eighteen government offices.
The paperless training has been conducted in batches for auditors and staff of the headquarters and regional offices to ensure no or minimal disturbances to their on-going audits/works. The trainings commenced from 15th March 2017 and will end today.