As a part of the steps taken on decentralisation of power from 1997-98, more funds than those of the previous years were sanctioned to the local self-government bodies. This sanctioning of more funds necessitated the strengthening of audit arrangement. In the light of this, new audit system (performance cum corrective audit) was implemented in the local self-government bodies. It aims at the quarterly review of administrative measures. Irregularities are detected by means of performance audit and it gives chance to avoid such irregularities, and remedy the avoidable errors. It was by deploying employees from the Secretariat and Panchayath/ Municipal Departments that the performance audit teams were organised. The Government has decided to appoint an official not below the rank of a Deputy Account General as the State Performance Auditor. As per the recommendations of the Power Decentralization Committee, the State Government amended the Kerala Panchayath Act and the Kerala Municipality Act. The amendments helped to exercise the transferred powers completely.
State Performance Audit Officer
|Panchayat Assistant Directors/District Performance Audit Officers