The Internal Audit Wing works directly under the Controller of Accounts, with overall responsibility remaining with the concerned Financial Adviser and the Secretary of the Ministry/Department. The broad purposes of Internal Audit are evaluation of individual scheme, Appraisal and monitoring of the various operations, Loans & Advances, Grant-in-aid etc. in general and focus particularly on the following:
The Principal Account Office, the Pay & Account Offices as well as the offices of the D.D.O.s in Ministry/Department, are within the jurisdiction of Internal Audit. The Internal Audit Wing of Principal Account office covers the Audit of various HQ/ field units of Ministry of Water Resources. There are total 176 offices/ units along with 21 Hydrology Project-II units . Out of these 117 are Cheque Drawing DDOs & 59 Non-Cheque Drawing DDOs.
Duty & Scope of Internal Audit:
The work relating to internal audit is normally conducted by inspecting various units and offices and "on the-spot" verification of accounts records. The work of the inspection parties is coordinated through internal audit cell at the headquarters, depending upon the nature, number and size of the internal audit set up.
The objective of Internal Audit besides carrying out the checks of records is to assist the departmental officers in matters relating to maintenance of accounts and other financial records putting in place necessary internal control mechanism so as to exercise oversight functions and provide assurance.
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