Duties and functions

President Kovind addresses the IA&AS officers’ farewell ceremony at the NAAA in Shimla

President Ram Nath Kovind said governments would take advice from an institution such as the Comptroller and Auditor General very seriously. He said this would have a positive impact on our standards of public service delivery. President Ram Nath Kovind, who is on a four-day visit to Himachal Pradesh, today addressed the farewell ceremony for officers of the Indian Audit and Accounting Service at the National Academy of Audit & Accounts (NAAA) in Shimla.
In his remarks, the President said that while exercising oversight functions, the CAG should be aware of the opportunities to provide inputs for systemic improvements. He said audit engagements provide a unique opportunity to gain a deep understanding of the system and put the CAG in a good position to suggest improvements. He added that the past 18 months have been very trying for the country as the economy has been severely disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The president added that the government has taken various fiscal measures to alleviate the distress and well-being of the poor during the pandemic and that these are often funded by money, which can be said to have been borrowed. to our children and grandchildren. He said we owe it to them that these scarce resources are put to the best possible use and be used as efficiently as possible for the well-being of the poor and needy. The ACG has a very important role to play in this regard.
The President noted that the CAG has taken steps to build capacity in the area of ​​environmental auditing. He said, we must always remember that the constraints of resource finiteness can only be partially solved by human innovation. For the rest, the sacrifice of our generation is the only recourse. He said ACG has a big role to play in making us aware of the sacrifices we need to make for our future generations.
The President said that in carrying out our constitutional duty, we must always bear in mind this common responsibility assigned to all officials. A mutually empathetic approach would ensure that we achieve our national goals, much faster.
On this occasion, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Girish Chandra Murmu, said that the trainee officers have an enormous responsibility to carry the legacy of their Alma mater and the name of the service to greater heights. Mr. Murmu said the officers have been fully equipped to perform onerous tasks in the field of public auditing and accounting.
On this occasion, 38 apprentice officers of the 2018 and 2019 promotions of the Indian Audit and Accounting Service received their certificates of completion of integration training. The top three performing officer trainees from each batch received gold, silver and bronze medals from the president.