The audit management software of the Ministry of Industries has been launched to enhance transparency, accountability and dynamism in the financial sector. This is the first such initiative among government departments in Bangladesh.
Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun inaugurated the software at the conference room of the industry ministry on Sunday (January 9th). Speaking as the chief guest on the occasion, the Industries Minister said that the introduction of audit management software of the Ministry of Industries is a timely step. We went ahead of the others.
We hope that this software will play a role in maintaining economic order and reducing corruption as part of the implementation of Digital Bangladesh announced by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The industry minister further said that the software has been developed to make the activities of the three parties, namely the commercial audit department, the ministry and the audit offices user friendly in resolving the audit objections. It is not easy to find out where the total number of objections, type of objections, number of replies sent, action taken on replies, above all audit objection settlement notices issued by the audit department etc. are in the audit offices manually.
Using this software, a user can easily find out where an audit objection is pending and take action accordingly.
State Minister for Industries Kamal Ahmed Majumder and Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury addressed the function as special guests under the chairmanship of Industries Secretary Zakia Sultana. Also speaking were Abul Kalam Azad, Director General, Department of Commerce Audit, Mrityunjay Saha, Joint Secretary, Department of Financial Institutions, Rubaiyat Mahbub, Managing Director, Entrance Logic Systems.
Relevant officials of the Ministry of Industries and departments / agencies were present at the time.
Speaking as the special guest, State Minister for Industries Kamal Ahmed Majumder said that the replacement of audit management software in the Ministry of Industries with the message of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, .
He further said that the replacement of audit management software would help in speedy disposal of audit objections of the Ministry of Industries and its agencies. He called upon the corporations under the Ministry of Industries to uplift to a profitable level and to fulfill their responsibilities in implementing the policies and norms of the government with honesty, accountability and sincerity.
Speaking as the special guest, Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury said that audit management activities have been conducted in government offices in Bangladesh in a manual manner till date. Manual audits take a lot of time to resolve objections. In most cases, the audit objections are not properly preserved and the audit objections remain unresolved year after year.
Moreover, since the audit objections are raised at the field level till the final issuance, on the one hand it takes a long time and on the other hand the reports are unreadable / incomprehensible so it is not possible to read it properly. As a result, audit objections are disposed of.
It was informed on the occasion that there are about 246 audit offices under the Ministry of Industries and 13 departments / agencies under it. The total audit objections of the company till December 2021 are 4,069. Of these, 1,081 are general, 2,612 are advance, 65 are draft and 331 are compiled. The total amount against all the audit objections is about 30 thousand crore rupees.
Acquisition of tripartite meeting rate and digitization of audit related activities by the Ministry and its affiliated departments / agencies and the Ministry of Commercial Audit. Audit management software has been developed by adding and subtracting following the pattern of organization department.
Speaking on the occasion, Industries Secretary Zakia Sultana said the audit management software of the Ministry of Industries has been developed with the aim of providing sustainable expenditure to the people and implementing government policy norms. This will enable speedy disposal of unresolved audit objections and allow the public to enjoy the benefits.
Source: Bhorer Kagoj by www.bhorerkagoj.com.
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