NEW DELHI : The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, Girish Chandra Murmu has called on audit officials to cover non-conventional issues in railway audits.
Addressing a workshop on the theme CAG’s Direction: Way Forward for Railway Audit with Directors General of Audit of all 17 railway zones and senior officers of Railway Board in New Delhi yesterday, he noted that rapid infrastructure development and expansion in railways have brought new challenges to auditors.
He stressed that auditors need to adapt to the changing environment by bringing appropriate changes in auditing skills and tools. In order to achieve quality audit products, the CAG recommended integrating the existing IT systems of the Indian Railways with a suitable interface for seamless handshake. He further emphasized the need for auditors to pay attention to all internal earnings generated from core and non-core operations of the railways due to increasing competition from road transportation systems.