"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.”
The Auditor General of Bhutan distributed the Royal Civil Service Award 2016 to 31 officials of Royal Audit Authority in a formal ceremony on December 15, 2016. Four employees received the Gold Medal for more than 30 years, seven received the silver medal for more than 20 years, and twenty for more than 10 years of dedicated services.
The Royal Civil Service Award was instituted in 2013 by the Royal Civil Service Commission upon the Royal Command of His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo to give due recognition to the services of civil servants to the nation.
During the event, twenty officials of the RAA also received Trashi Khadar and Promotion Orders from the Auditor General. The officials were promoted to the next higher grade with effect from January 1, 2017, and included one Meritorious Promotion.
The RAA organised a Press Release of the two Performance Audit Reports “IT Audit Report on Public Expenditure Management System (PEMS), and “Joint Performance Audit Report on Punatsangchhu-I Hydropower Project Authority” which were submitted to the Parliament and tabled on 7th December 2016.
The event was attended by representatives from six media houses and senior officials of the RAA. The reports are available on the RAA’s webpage www.bhutanaudit.gov.bt
The second Parliament of Bhutan during their 8th session deliberated on the Annual Audit Report 2015 and the Follow-Up Report for AAR 2009-2014 on 6th and 7th December 2016.
The Parliament also tabled two Performance Audit Reports submitted by RAA on 7th December 2016. The “IT Audit Report on Public Expenditure Management System” and the “Joint Performance Audit Report of Punatsangchhu-I Hydropower Project Authority” were submitted in line with the Article 25 (6) of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan.
The Auditor General of Bhutan led a five-member delegation to the XXII INCOSAI being held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 5 -11 December 2016. This year’s Congress will discuss crucial developments in the INTOSAI community and reflect on the way forward. The INTOSAI will also present its next strategic plan to the Congress alongside updated statutes of the organization.
Some key highlights of the strategic planning process include:
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.