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"To audit without fear, favor or prejudice on the prudent and effective use of public resources and report to the Parliament and stakeholders for enhancing transparency and accountability in the government”
The Royal Audit Authority is joined by six new officers today, two Assistant Programme Officers and four Assistant Audit Officers making the total number of employees to 240. Prior to joining RAA, they were undergoing 11 months Post Graduate Diploma Courses in Public Administration and Financial Management in the Royal Institute of Management, Simtokha, Thimphu after getting selected in the Common Examinations conducted by the Royal Civil Service Commission in 2011. For the new recruits, the Induction programme is being conducted by the Human Resources and International Relations Division. They will be oriented on the roles and responsibility of RAA, Audit Act of Bhutan 2006, Audit Manuals and familiarised with functions of various divisions under RAA.
In a historic event, today Royal Audit Authority celebrated the Druk Thuksey Award, one of the highest national awards, conferred by His Majesty the King to the Royal Audit Authority on 17th December, 2012 on the auspicious occasion of 105th National Day. This morning the Druk Thuksey Medal with commemorative inscription from the Golden Throne was received in the Office of the Auditor General, Kawangjangsa. After performing lhabsang ceremony by the monks from the Zhung Dratshang, the Award was displayed for both former and current officials of the RAA who had gathered to mark the significant moment of RAA.
The Royal Audit Authority in its modest effort to streamline auditing processes organized two days workshop from 25th -26th December, 2012 in the headquarters, Thimphu. The workshop aimed to develop outline and structure for 22 audit manuals and two policy documents was attended by around 65 officials. Brainstorming sessions were held among 24 core groups to come up with standard outline format which will be further submitted to the Review Group for kind perusal and directives.
The 14th Annual Audit Conference on the theme “Managing Change Within: Orienting Audit Approach in a GNH Society” was held from 21st -22nd December, 2012 at the College of Science and Technology, Phuentsholing. The two days conference was attended by around 150 participants from the headquarters and four regional offices.
His Majesty awarded Druk Thuksey Medal to the Royal Audit Authority on the auspicious and joyous occasion of 105th National Day Celebration on 17th December 2012 at Changlimithang. The medal was conferred as an institutional award in recognition of RAA’s service to the Nation. His Majesty said that “the individuals working in RAA has put in every possible effort in shouldering the responsibilities which had culminated in commendable results within a short span of time”. His Majesty said that Bhutan being a ‘land locked country is constrained by wealth and resources, the responsibility of ensuring best use of available resources for the welfare of the people and the country is entrusted with the RAA’.