Hon’ble Vice President of India, Sh. Jagdeep Dhankhar ji inaugurated the Audit Diwas.

25/11/22/,ChandigarHo Vice President of India, Sh. Jagdeep Dhankhar ji inaugurated the Audit DiwasOn 25 November, 2022, Hon’ble Vice President of India, Sh. Jagdeep Dhankhar ji inaugurated the Audit Diwas which is celebrated to mark the historic origin of the Institution of the Comptroller General of India & the contribution it has made to the good governance, transparency & accountability over the past several years

It commemorates the day the first Auditor General took charge of CAG’s office in 1860. Over the period, the role of the CAG has evolved to assume wider responsibilities to strengthen democracy & governance of the Country.

Hon’ble Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Union Territory, Hon’ble Vice President of India, Sh. Jagdeep Dhankhar ji inaugurated the Audit Diwas Sh Banwarilal Purohit, and Hon’ble Speaker, Haryana Vidhan Sabha, Sh Gian Chand Gupta, graced the occasion today as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour, respectively.

CAG of India is the apex authority responsible for audit of the receipt and expenses of the Central and State Governments. It is established in accordance with Article 148 of the Constitution of India and is the statutory auditor of Government owned Corporations. It also conducts supplementary audits of government companies where the Government is having equity share of 51% or higher.

Director General (Central), Hon’ble Vice President of India, Sh. Jagdeep Dhankhar ji inaugurated the Audit Diwas, one of its field office of Comptroller General of India has organized an Interaction with HoDs of various departments of UT & Government of India stationed at Chandigarh.

CAG over the years is focusing more and more on social audit to assess the impact of schemes and outcomes thereof and is providing valuable feedback to Executive and legislature, said the Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Union Territory, Chandigarh.

Sh Sanjeev Goyal, Director General (Central), reiterated that the event has been organized to apprise the stakeholders about the fast changing examination areas of audit i.e. smooth shift from being a fault finder to partner in implementation of various programmes and Schemes of GoI as more and more budget is flowing to social sector Schemes to achieve 17 Millennium goals of UN (No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well-being, Quality Education, Gender Equality,: Clean Water and Sanitation,: Affordable and Clean Energy, Decent Work and Economic Growth,: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Reduced Inequality, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Responsible Consumption and Production,: Climate Action, Life Below Water, Life on Land, and Partnerships to achieve the Goal) to which India is also signatory alongwith already ongoing schemes of Govt..

Monitoring and evaluation is major gap in implementation of such schemes and C&AG as an organisation is focusing more and more on social programmes with the aim of advising the executive towards effective implementation of such programmes so that outcome envisaged are achieved in time. The CAG by way of outcome assessment through social audit in addition to its rich experience of using other auditing tools provides valuable feedback to the executive for proper design and implementation of programmes.

Hon’ble Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Union Territory, Chandigarh, Sh Banwarilal Purohit, gave away token of appreciation to the outstanding staff members for their valuable services. The Police band and the presence of Cavalry police personnel added a flavour of discipline to the elegant evening.

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