Jun 20, 2018

Auditor General hasn’t paid arrears in borrowings Featured

The Auditor General’s Department has not paid its arrears in borrowings for several years, according to the COPA report submitted to parliament yesterday (19).

The report also says the Bribery Commission has not held audit and management committee meetings at least thrice.

No inventory has been submitted either.

The COPA report for 2016 alleges weak financial control and productivity in more than half of the 51 government ministries.

Of them all, parliament has not updated its fixed assets documents, computer accessories and software.

The sports ministry has not updated its salaries list and spent in excess of its allocations and recruited more staff than necessary.

The attorney general’s department has not updated its fixed assets list and many other documents.

The COPA report points out shortcomings in most of the 92 state departments.

The children and women’s affairs ministry has the best performance, fulfilling 92 per cent of its financial control and productivity.

Others with better performances are the treasury, company registrar, Gampaha district secretariat and Seetawaka Pradeshiya Sabha.