State Auditor asked to improve organisation for better performance hinh anh 1National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan addresses the conference (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has asked the State Audit to finalise a plan to better its organizational apparatus by 2020 with a vision to 2030, while improving the quality and capacity of its staff to increase the agency’s performance.

Addressing a conference to launch the 2018 task of the State Audit in Hanoi on January 15, the top legislator urged the agency to review the Law on State Audit and submit a comprehensive assessment of the law to the NA for revision.

The State Audit should also focus on strengthening the application of technology in line with administrative reform, while fostering international cooperation to host the 14th Assembly of the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions in 2018, she said.

Stressing that the country is entering a new development period, the NA leader expressed her belief that the State Audit will overcome all difficulties to successfully fulfilling all assigned tasks.

General State Auditor Ho Duc Phoc affirmed that the State Audit will continue exerting efforts to complete its target for 2018.

According to its 2017 report, the State Audit completed all 257 audits, approved 273 audit reports and issued 193 other reports.

As of January 4, 2018, the organization discovered financial violations of 43.66 trillion VND. It voided 96 legal documents to avoid losses and wastefulness, while discovering a redundancy of 57,175 public servants and employees.

The State Audit also evaluated the value of six enterprises before their equitisation, and exploring additional 504.5 billion VND needed to be paid to the State budget.

On the occasion, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan presented the Independence Order, third class, to former Auditor General Nguyen Huu Van, and the Labour Order, second class, to Auditor General Ho Duc Phoc. A number of individuals and collectives were also honoured.-VNA