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The Joint Sitting of the Parliament endorses recommendations made by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC)

Posted on :22 January 2019

The Joint Sitting of the Parliament continued the deliberation on the Public Accounts Committee Report today on the Review Report of the AAR 2010-2016 and the recommendations made by the Public Account Committee on the Review Report of the AAR 2017.

 

The RAA had made four recommendations on AAR 2017 for the Need of High Standards of Business Ethics, Need for strong Accountability culture, Need to strengthen internal controls on expenditure need to exercise due diligence in procurement. The PAC, while endorsing the recommendations made by the RAA, also additionally made three recommendations. 1.  PAC urged the Ministry of Finance to implement RAA’s recommendations and report to the PAC by September 2019, 2. The PAC also recommended the MoEA to follow up and in collaboration with RAA on the unresolved irregularities of Hydropower project for the period of AAR 2017 and report to PAC by September 2019 and 3. Respective agencies, excluding the Hydropower projects, were recommended to follow up on the unresolved irregularities of Annual Audit Report 2017 and report the status to PAC by September 2019.

 

The Joint Sitting of the Parliament voted and endorsed the three recommendations of the PAC with a total of 66 Yes votes and 1 Abstaining, out of total of 67 Members present and voting.  

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