President Ram Nath Kovind has said that the Government has taken various fiscal measures to alleviate distress and for the welfare of the poor during the covid pandemic.
He said that the past 18 months have been very trying for the country as the economy was badly disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
President Ram Nath Kovind who is on a four-day visit to Himachal Pradesh was addressing as the chief guest on the occasion of the valedictory ceremony of the Indian Audit and Accounts Services (IA&AS) trainee officers of 2018 and 2019 batches at National Academy of Audit and Accounts in Shimla today.
AIR correspondent reports, while addressing the trainee officer’s President highlighted the role of the CAG in current times when the economy is in distress due to the covid pandemic and governments have taken many fiscal measures to alleviate problems of the poor and needy.
He said Audit engagements provide a unique opportunity of gaining deep understanding of the system and place CAG in a good position of suggesting improvements.
President reminded the august gathering about the rapid changes in government processes due to technology and advised to adopt enhanced and novel auditing practices.
He also appreciated the global recognition of India’s apex audit institution, which is reflected in the assignment of audit functions to various important multilateral institutions such as the United Nations.
On this occasion Comptroller Auditor General of India Grish Chandra Murmu said the trainee officers have a huge responsibility of taking their Alma mater’s legacy and name of the service to greater heights.
Murmu said that the officers have been fully equipped to deliver onerous duties in the field of Public audit and accounting.
On this occasion, 38 officer trainees of the 2018 and 2019 batch of the Indian Audit and Accounts Service was awarded their induction training completion certificates.
The three top-performing officer trainees from each batch were awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals by the President.