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14 officers attend PAW Intensive Training Programme

By Our Correspondent
November 30, 2023

LAHORE: Directorate General Performance Audit Wing (PAW), Lahore conducted 110th Intensive Training Programme (ITP) in performance auditing under the umbrella of Auditor General of Pakistan.

Fourteen officers from all over Pakistan attended the 3-week long training programme. The instructors emphasised on all the phases of performance auditing i.e. planning, execution reporting and follow-up.

The course contents were well designed and covered almost all the topics relating to the performance auditing, concept of 3 Es, objective, impact & scope of performance auditing, ISSAIs, project cycle, strategic planning, performance audit cycle, audit assignment plan, performance audit in perspective of environmental issues, performance audit in IT environment, procurement, inventory and contract management, development of audit criteria against selected issues, audit execution in performance auditing, audit evidence in performance auditing, data analysis in performance auditing, finalising audit activities, audit supervision and review, reporting phase in performance auditing, quality assurance in performance audit, client satisfaction survey, audit impact analysis and lessons learned, follow-up in performance auditing and issues in managing performance audit.

A representational image shows a person gesturing while talking in a professional setting. — Unsplash/File
A representational image shows a person gesturing while talking in a professional setting. — Unsplash/File

Performance Audit Wing Lahore DG Dr Sami Ullah Teepu while addressing the participants said that there is no denying the fact that training has specific goals of improving one’s capacity and performance. Training has an advantage allowing people to get away from work and concentrate more thoroughly on critical issues. This type of training has proven more effective tool for inculcating fresh concepts, and ideas especially interacting with participants from field audit offices.

The chair also delivered the message of the Auditor General of Pakistan that the commitment, dedication, appropriate knowledge and skills may lead the performance auditors and auditee both in the right direction, to serve the common cause of acquiring and utilising the state resources efficiently and effectively. This will go a long way in improving the governance and better service delivery as expected by the stakeholders. The Performance Audit Wing DG later awarded the certificates to the successful candidates.