NA committee discusses revised Law on State Audit

Update: August, 16/2014 - 09:33

HA NOI (VNS)— The revised Law on State Audit should help ensure the independence of State audit activities, lawmakers said during a discussion at the National Assembly Standing Committee meeting which wrapped up yesterday.

They said this was to meet the increasing demands of financial and public asset management.

The NA members said it was necessary to clarify the position and functions of State Audit with other supervisory State agencies.

They also proposed amendments to add more subjects for auditing, including State budget collection and spending at all levels, State financial funds, financial sources for agencies, organisations and units, public debt, land, water resources, mineral resources and assets invested or managed by the State.

Chairwoman of the NA Committee for Social Affairs, Truong Thi Mai, suggested that the Social Insurance Fund and Health Insurance Fund should also be audited.

Lawmakers also sought clarification of the co-ordination between State Audit with NA agencies .

The compiling agency should also clarify activities considered to hinder the operation of the State Audit, they said.

Chairman of the NA Council for Ethnic Minority Affairs, Ksor Phuoc , said the State Audit agency was an effective tool to supervise and assess the use of State Budget and public assets.

This meant the draft amendments should highlight the role of the NA in supervising and handling the State Audit agency's recommendations relating to auditing results.

Earlier the same day, lawmakers discussed draft amendments to the Law on National Assembly Organisation. — VNS