CAG to post audit reports online
Star Business Report
The Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) plans to post audit reports on its website, allowing people a wider access to the documents, said CAG Ahmed Ataul Hakeem yesterday.
Hakeem said he would first submit the reports to the president. The posting of the audit reports on the web will help citizens see the government expenditure procedures, he added.
“Until now, no audit report has been posted on the web in Bangladesh,” said Hakeem who inaugurated a three-day training for journalists on “Understanding Contents of CAG Audit Reports” at his office in Dhaka.
If necessary, the CAG office will also relay other vital information to the Anticorruption Commission, Hakeem added.
He said corruption in public offices could be reduced significantly if the government implements auditor recommendations.
Hakeem also said he will take steps to enhance journalists’ access to the CAG office, so that they can collect information to be published in newspapers and disseminate important information to the public.
USAID PROGATI, in collaboration with the office of CAG, and Management and Resources Development Initiative (MRDI) organised the training for business journalists on audit related activities.
AKM Jashim Uddin, director general of Commercial Audit, Hasibur Rahman, executive director of MRDI, and Ralph Frammolino, a consultant, also spoke.