President Murmu interacts with Trainees Officers of  IA&AS

President, Smt. Droupadi Murmu attended the Interactive Programme with IA&AS Officers Trainees organised by the National Academy of Audit & Accounts, Shimla at YARROWS in Shimla on Wednesday.

Governor, Shiv Pratap Shukla and Education Minister, Rohit Thakur, who is also the Minister-in-waiting, were also present on the occasion.

Addressing the trainees, the President said that it was a matter of pride for all of them for the opportunity they have got to enforce principles of accountability and transparency, as officers of the Comptroller and Auditor General and the Indian Audit and Accounts Department. The role of the supreme audit institution was not just limited to providing oversight but also to provide necessary inputs to informed policy making, she added. She said that the CAG through the Indian Audit and Accounts Department and its officers has been effectively pursuing both these objectives in its true perspective.

“It is incumbent upon you to continue to uphold the ideals of the Constitution and work with integrity and commitment towards Nation building”, said the President.

Smt. Murmu said that the Indian Audit and Accounts Service has a widespread presence across the country, in order to achieve uniformity in financial reporting, accountability, and providing assurance to the organs of governance about the use of our public resources. “Your service aids both central and state governments with their accounting and audit inputs which act as deterrents to deviations and as pointers for public policy formulation from time to time,” she added.

She urged the young officers to understand the value of the human touch and sensitivity towards issues concerning the Nation and its citizens while taking decisions and implementing policies. The President advised ensuring the highest levels of integrity and knowledge both in professional and personal spheres. She said that the primary objective of an audit should be to improve the processes and policies rather than to be a fault-finding exercise. Therefore, it was essential to communicate the audit recommendations with clarity and conviction, she added and said that it would help in reforming and refining the public services and their delivery for the maximum benefit of the citizens.

“You should always keep in mind the well-being of the citizens of the country and ensure fairness in your approach. You will be contributing in a big way in India’s further ascent and development in Amrit Kaal”, said Smt. Murmu.

Earlier, Ms Parveen Mehta, Deputy Comptroller & Audit General welcomed the President and briefed them about the training programme for officers and trainees of IA&AS. She also honoured the Governor on the occasion.

Manish Kumar, Director General, Audit & Account honoured the Governor and Education Minister on the occasion.

Officers of IA&AG of different batches have shared their experiences during the training programme.

Sanjay Kundu, Director General of Police, Bharat Khera, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, and senior officers of the State Government were also present on the occasion amongst others.

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