Crescent Kashmir

Evaluation of policies

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Recently Lt Governor Manoj Sinha addressed the closing ceremony of ‘Audit Week’ at Convention Centre Jammu.

He said that in the era of reforms, it should be the endeavour of the audit community to present the audit report and necessary facts immediately so that action related to the evaluation of policies and programmes is taken without any delay.

“Audit observation and recommendation should be seen as a guide so that every penny of public exchequer improves the living standards of the common man,” the Lt Governor said.

All officers should change their thinking of looking at audit reports and audit observations as criticism of their work. If you read these reports carefully and follow the recommendations of the audit community, necessary improvements can be brought in governance, he added.

He talked about the significant change taking place in the administrative and business processes due to e-governance and digital penetration.

He said, this change has brought new challenges and opportunities for the audit community to pay special attention to the safety and security of the IT system and also make institutions and youth partners at the Panchayat level.

On the one hand, the use of artificial intelligence and knowledge-based expert systems has facilitated audit risk evaluation, internal control evaluation, and audit planning, while on the other new challenges have also emerged due to concerns about data security and minimum human control.

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