New Delhi, February 1: India’s Chief Accountant General (CAG) has taken over the chairmanship of SAI20, and India will assume the G20 presidency on December 1, 2022.
The SAI 20 Engagement Group of G20 countries recognizes the critical role of the supreme audit body in strengthening governance, it said in a statement on Tuesday.
The SAI 20 Engagement Group under India’s CAG aims to bring together an ecosystem in which SAI is an active partner in governance and promotes transparency and accountability.
Girish Chandra Murmu, CAG of India, said the SAI20 joint initiative will promote cooperation and coordination among member countries in supporting key global issues of economic growth and stability, trade, and sustainable development. , firmly believes that it will continue to strengthen its governance, thereby leading to effective policies. Developed and implemented in G20 countries, he added.
Seeing the world as one planet, one family, one future under the guiding philosophy of India’s G20 Presidency, Vasudhaiva Kutumbkam, India’s Chief Comptroller (C&AG) has identified two priority areas in blue: I am proposing the cooperation of the G20 SAI in She is the economy and responsible artificial intelligence, the statement said.
A formal handover ceremony for SAI20 from SAI Indonesia to SAI India was held online on 31 January, he added.
Mr Bahtiar Arif, Secretary General of SAI Indonesia formally handed over the chairmanship of SAI20 to Mr Parveen Mehta, Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General (Deputy CAG) who attended the meeting on behalf of SAI India. said.
The Deputy CAG said the Blue Economy is a theme chosen to promote sustainable use of the marine and freshwater environment, produce food and energy, support livelihoods, and promote economic progress and well-being. LiFE” or “Lifestyle for the Environment” proposed by India at the COP26 Glasgow Summit.
LiFE says it emphasizes conscious and purposeful use, rather than ignorant and wasteful consumption, to sustain and revitalize marine and freshwater environments.
India’s C&AG is a broadly applicable audit that enables SAI, within their respective mandates, to assess and evaluate the development and implementation of policies and programs that balance sustainability with economic progress and well-being. It aims to develop guidelines, he added.
The Deputy CAG will be supported by the CAG of India inviting the SAIs of Bangladesh, Egypt, Mauritius, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, Spain and the United Arab Emirates as guest countries and by inviting the Association of Supreme Auditing Institutions of Asia (ASOSAI). , informed the meeting that they plan to enhance the discussion of SAI20. The chairman of the Secretariat of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), the World Bank and the IMF were invited as international bodies, the statement said. (Uni)