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25th Accountants’ General Conference to begin from 5th April, 2010 in New Delhi

25th Conference of Accountants General is being held for 5 days from 05 to 09 April 2010. Conference of Accountants General is held almost every two years to discuss contemporary issues in relation fulfilling the role and responsibilities of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and transforming the audit as an effective tool for good governance. The Accountants’ General conferences conclude with specific recommendations for internal and external reforms to enhance the effectiveness of audit. The recommendations upon their approval by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India are implemented to realize the value from the deliberations of all Accountants General.

The fundamental objective of this conference is to deliberate on ‘Transformation of Indian Audit & Accounts Department: Consolidation, Expansion and Innovation’. More than 120 Accountants General and Principal Accountants General, responsible for audit of the Union and State Governments and for maintenance of accounts of the State Governments, shall be attending the conference. The theme papers for deliberation in the conference include (i) Adoption of Best Practices in Audit Function; (ii) Institutional Frame Work for Integrated Audit; (iii) Performance Auditing; (iv) Audit and Risk Management; and (iv) Accounting as an enabler for Good Governance and more effective Audit. In addition the new draft ‘Public Audit Bill’ forwarded by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India to the Government will also be discussed during the conference.

The conference shall be inaugurated by Smt. Meira Kumar, Speaker of the Lok Sabha on 05 April 2010 at 11.30 AM in the Auditorium of the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Pocket 9, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg, New Delhi. Shri Gopinath Munde, Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament and Shri Vinod Rai, Comptroller and Auditor General of India will also address the inauguration session.

A special feature of this conference will be a Stakeholders’ Panel Discussion on 06 April 2010 during 10 AM to 1 PM in the Auditorium of the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Pocket 9, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg, New Delhi, in which eminent personages from public life, media, business and professions will participate. The theme of the stakeholders’ panel discussion is “Expectations from CAG”. It will afford an opportunity to deliberate on what the stakeholders expect from the CAG and to what extent their expectations are fulfilled. It is for the first time that this type of wide external stakeholder’s panel discussion is organized during the Accountants’ General conference.

The stakeholders’ panel discussion shall be attended by eminent personages, which includes Smt Sheila Dixit, Chief Minister of Delhi, Shri Deepak Parekh, Chairman HDFC, Shri Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief, Indian Express, Shri T.N.Ninan, Chairman and MD, Business Standard and Shri T. Mohandas Pai, Director (HR and E&R), Infosys Technologies Limited.

The valedictory function of the conference will be addressed by the Finance Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee on 09 April 2010 at 1 PM in Auditorium of the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Pocket 9, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg, New Delhi.



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