The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India GC Murmu was elected as the chairman of the assembly of Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) for a period of three years from 2024 to 2027.
As per a statement released by the office of CAG, Murmu was elected by the 56th governing board of ASOSAI and approval for the same was conveyed by the 15th assembly of ASOSAI. India will host the 16th assembly of ASOSAI in 2024.
The CAG, as the chairman, will be the chief executive of ASOSAI and represent ASOSAI in its dealings with national and international organisations.
After the election, the CAG assured the members that during SAI India’s three-year term as chair of the ASOSAI, they will focus on the areas of environmental audit and leveraging emerging technologies for audit.
“First, we would work towards developing a comprehensive framework with environment audit specific definitions and parameters for natural resource accounting dovetailing with the overall framework of sustainable development,” he said.
“Secondly, SAI India will seek active participation of members to create processes and structures within ASOSAI to address the challenges faced by SAIs in our region in dealing with big data with an aim to leverage on artificial intelligence, machine learning and collaborative remote access data audits,” he added.
The CAG informed the members about the state of the art training facilities, IT infrastructure and tools established by SAI India to make auditors future-ready.
He further added that India is a signatory to the environmental accounting efforts of the UN and SAI India actively promotes natural resource accounting as an important environmental assessment tool to estimate the trade-off between the value of natural resource usage, environmental impact and economic activities.
The ASOSAI is one of the regional groups of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) which aims to promote understanding and cooperation among member institutions through the exchange of ideas and experiences in the field of public audit.
Established in 1979 with 11 members, the membership of the ASOSAI consists of charter members, members and associate members. The membership has since grown to 47 SAIs. The assembly consists of all members of the organisation and meets once in three years.
Accused In NC Leader Wazir’s Murder Case Was Inspired By Bollywood Film ‘Drishyam’
In a bizarre revelation, police in Delhi revealed on Thursday that the accused in the murder case of 67-year-old National Conference leader Trilochan Singh Wazir’ had been planning the crime for nearly three months. The police also found that the accused were “inspired” by the Bollywood film “Drishyam” and tried to mislead the police by planting fake evidence.
Elaborating on how it all happened, police said that Harpreet had called his classmate Chaudhary to Delhi from Mumbai on August 14, assuring him of the job of a taxi driver here.
On the directions of Harpreet, he left Delhi on September 1 from Basai Darapur and went to Punjab and switched off his mobile number and started using another number in Jammu, they said. On September 2, he collected Wazir’s luggage from his house in Jammu and left for Delhi. However, police said he switched on his number again in Punjab and came to Basai Darapur on September 3 via a taxi.
Chaudhary left the spot at around 11.30 am to collect his bag left in a taxi (as per their planning) and returned from the Kashmere Gate area at 5.30 pm, adding that he remained at the spot with others co-accused Harpreet, Harmeet, and Billa. He, along with Harpreet and Harmeet, went to the terrace and planned to kill Wazir.
Harpreet handed over one pistol to Harmeet. They came back, and Harmeet allegedly shot Wazir, who was already unconscious due to their sedatives, police said. With Harpreet and Harmeet, Chaudhary cleaned the blood from the spot and shifted the body to the washroom. After that, the police said they planned to dump the body at a metro station or IGI Airport and visited the places but couldn’t succeed in their plan.
A senior police officer said that the accused planned the murder over the past two to three months on the Bollywood movie “Drishyam” and created false evidence to mislead the police. The call detail records analysis revealed that Harpreet called several numbers in Jammu after September 3. One of the numbers was found registered in the name of Chaudhary’s mother, the officer said, adding that later, Rajinder was arrested from his in-law’s house on Tuesday.
During the investigation, it surfaced that in 1983, a triple murder took place in the Jammu area. First, one Kuldeep alias Pappi, who was Harpreet’s maternal uncle, was killed using swords.
A senior police officer said that Wazir was arrested in that incident and was lodged in jail for around three-and-a-half years.
The police said that facts are being verified, including whether Wazir’s murder was related to that incident.
Jammu: 3 bovine smuggling bids foiled, 3 arrested
On Thursday, a few locals rescued bovines from an oil tanker bearing number JK02AC9970 at Ban Toll Plaza, Nagrota, but the truck driver, along with two others, absconded from the site. Nagrota police have seized the truck and have registered a case.
In CCTV footage from Ban Toll Plaza, when the police tried to stop the truck, the truck driver to rescue from the site didn’t stop the truck and even tried to crush the police officials. However, a few locals rescued the bovine, but the smugglers absconded from the truck.
BJP celebrate Modi’s birthday, Congress protests as unemployment day in Srinagar
Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday organized a special function to celebrate the 71st birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at party office in Srinagar.
Meanwhile, youth Congress celebrated the day as “ National unemployment Day” in Srinagar.
A BJP spokesman said here this evening that a function was organized at party headquarter in Srinagar in which senior party functionaries participated.
Senior party leader and spokesperson Dr Darakhshan Andrabi inaugurated a Photo Exhibition on Prime Minister. Large number of people participated in the programme.
Andrabi said India has witnessed corruption free governance because of Mr Modi after decades. “Prime Minister’s programmes and schemes are meant for weaker sections of society, deprived class of society, women, tribal population, farmers, labourers and youth. We are witnessing a peaceful terror-free environment not only in Jammu & Kashmir, but also throughout the country under his leadership, she said.
Andrabi futher said that historical decisions taken by PM have ended social discrimination, class-conflicts and lip-service appeasement and replaced with Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas & Sabka Vishvas.
She said we have been successful in creating an environment of transforming the future of India into a world power by seeing the Atamnirbhar Bharat mission in action at different levels showing great impact. In J&K, by scrapping of Article 370, we have seen the ailments of J&K getting cured slowly,” claimed Dr Andrabi.
Youth Congress activists today organized a protest rally at Press Enclave raising slogans against the unemployment, price rise of essentials and petrol and diesel.
- Accused In NC Leader Wazir’s Murder Case Was Inspired By Bollywood Film ‘Drishyam’ September 17, 2021
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