DHARAMSHALA: The Public Service Commission of Central Tibetan Administration is organising a 9-day ‘Special Training for Auditors of Central Tibetan Administration’ at the Tibetan Administrative Training Center from 26 June to 4 July. 45 auditors from all four main offices of Auditor General are attending the training.
Chief guest of the inaugural ceremony was Kalon Karma Yeshi, Department of Finance, CTA. Auditor General Pema Damdul, Chairman of Public Service Commission Sonam Choephel Shosur, Secretary Jigme Tsering, Acting Secretary Tashi Topgyal, Office of Auditor General and Resource person Sathya Kumar also attended.
“The auditor plays a critical role in lending credibility to financial statements and allocations. Much of the work and credibility of a person or a financial report is influenced significantly by auditors’ examining and reporting on financial statements,” Finance Kalon said.
“While the auditing should be rigorous, robust and efficient, there should also be a holistic approach, taking in consideration the rules and regulations of the various stakeholders involved. In our case, the regulations of Indian government (GST), Funding agency, Registered society and rules of the CTA”.
Auditor General Pema Damdul highlighted the significance of introducing Performance Auditing in the Auditing fraternity of Central Tibetan Administration. “The performance audit methodology may have evolved in the last many decades, however, its scope has much to benefit our Administration.
“Performance Auditing helps in evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of the organisations’ operations and assures leadership that its strategic objectives are being carried out and whether or not they can be improved on. It sheds light on employee empowerment, risk assessment, management information, communication, resource allocation and productivity measurement,” he said.
Chairman of Public Service Commission, Sonam Choephel Shosur drew attention on informed execution of audits and assessment based on a well-grounded knowledge of rules and regulations of CTA. “The Auditor Genera’s Office is the most relevant and important body in CTA and its functions. It is imperative that one must have the correct and comprehensive knowledge of Auditing rules and regulations and see through that the regulations are implemented accordingly”.
Jigme Tsering, Secretary, PSC presented the training module and topics of discussion in the 9-day training.
He said the special training is tailor-made to address the requirements of CTA auditors in understanding the concepts of Performance Auditing, working methodologies associated with performance auditing, Auditing Rules and Regulations according to the Charter of Tibetans in Exile, Financial Rules and Regulations of CTA.
“Auditing is not a clerical job. You are the nation’s conscious keepers, Tibetan government’s conscience keepers because every money which is allocated by the Tibetan government in exile should reach the last citizen in a monastery or the education money which is being spent must reach its beneficiary. As you audit and report it, the report is presented in the Parliament. The parliament is the representative of people’s power. If they see and vouch your performance, it is the people vouching your performance. It is people’s power for which you people are contributing,” said Sathya Kumar, CEO/founder of Tycoon Advisor and resource person of the training.
The training will feature talks by Chief Justice Commissioner and Former Auditor General Kargyu Dhondup on Quality and time control for Audit work, Secretary of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Former Finance Kalon Tsering Dhondup on Essentials of Auditing Report Writing, Auditor General Pema Damdul Arya on Professionalism and Code of Ethical Standards of Auditing, Amardeep, Architect plus CTA consultant on Construction Auditing and daylong discussion session on CTA Financial Rules and Regulations and its amendments.
The training is being funded by USAID.