Ensure transparency in public expenditure
President Zillur Rahman yesterday said transparency and accountability for public expenditure must be ensured through proper audit.
He made the remark when Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Ahmed Ataul Hakim paid a courtesy call on him at Bangabhaban.
During the meeting, President Zillur emphasised the need to strengthen the performance of audit services, saying that if needed, a new audit policy might be formulated to check misappropriation of government funds.
CAG Hakim apprised the president of audit methods and said that reforms have already been brought to the audit process.
As the parliamentary committee on public accounts has now been formed, the number of pending audit objections would decline, he said.
Secretary to the President's Office Md Shafiul Alam, Military Secretary to the President Brig Gen Md Ehtesham Ul Haque and President's Press Secretary Abdul Awal Howlader were present during the meeting.