RAA launches the Strate­gic Plan 2015-20

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The Royal Au­dit Author­ity re­leases its Strate­gic Plan 20152020 and Op­er­a­tional Plan 2015-2020 last Wed­nes­day.

The plan was sub­mit­ted to His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo, the Prime Min­is­ter and the Speaker of the Par­lia­ment.

Ac­cord­ing to the press re­lease from the Royal Au­dit Author­ity of Bhutan, the re­port will also be shared with the Chair­per­son of Na­tional Coun­cil, Op­po­si­tion Leader, cabi­net min­is­ter, head of the con­sti­tu­tional of­fices and donors.

The press re­lease states that it is His Majesty’s as­pi­ra­tion which pro­pels the RAA to em­bark on for­mu­lat­ing an­other strate­gic plan, keep­ing abreast with the chang­ing en­vi­ron­ments and ex­pec­ta­tions, and cop­ing up with the evolv­ing in­ter­nal strengths & weak­nesses and ex­ter­nal op­por­tu­ni­ties & threats.

The other dy­namism be­hind for the need of strate­gic plan is in ful­fill­ment of the con­sti­tu­tional man­dates. The RAA plays as the pro­moter of good gov­er­nance, en­abler of de­ci­sion mak­ing and as part­ners for build­ing a clean so­ci­ety.

The RAA’s over­sight au­dit model com­prises of leg­is­la­ture/Par­lia­ment and ex­ec­u­tives. The Par­lia­ment en­trusts re­sources to the ex­ec­u­tives. In re­turn, the ex­ec­u­tives im­ple­ment the plans and pro­grammes and are ac­count­able to the leg­is­la­ture.

The RAA is the third party in the model and it pro­vides in­de­pen­dent views on the op­er­a­tions of the pub­lic sec­tors, ser­vice ef­fi­ciency and stew­ard­ship of pub­lic re­sources through its per­for­mances, fi­nan­cial and com­pli­ance au­dits.

The press re­lease fur­ther states that the RAA is the first coun­try to make the re­port on­line to rise fur­ther against the ris­ing chal­lenges and leap to reap the best. RAA also re­ceived sug­ges­tions from the stake­hold­ers.

RAA has for­mu­lated its RAA’s Strate­gic Plan Frame­work 2015-2020, iden­ti­fy­ing two out­comes, three strate­gic goals and three ar­eas for ca­pac­ity build­ing.

The out­come in­cludes greater au­dit im­pact lead­ing to im­proved ac­count­abil­ity, trans­parency and eth­i­cal be­hav­ior in the pub­lic sec­tor in Bhutan and im­proved pub­lic sec­tor per­for­mance in na­tional key re­sult ar­eas and sus­tain­able devel­op­ment goals (SDG) com­mit­ments in achiev­ing the Gross Na­tional Hap­pi­ness (GNH).

The press re­lease also states the RAA has iden­ti­fied three Goals that in­cludes the RAA de­liv­ers high qual­ity au­dits as per in­ter­na­tional stan­dards , in­clud­ing in­ter­na­tional Stan­dards for Supreme Au­dit In­sti­tu­tions (ISSAIs)-De­liv­er­ing Qual­ity, the RAA leads by ex­am­ple in be­ing ac­count­able, trans­par­ent and eth­i­cal or­ga­ni­za­tion-Demon­strat­ing ex­cel­lence, and the RAA en­joys strong part­ner­ships and cor­po­ra­tion with key stake­hold­ers-Fos­ter­ing col­lab­o­ra­tion.

The RAA has also iden­ti­fied three ar­eas for ca­pac­ity build­ing to­wards ac­com­plish­ing the strate­gic goals and ul­ti­mately meet­ing the tar­gets de­fined at the out­come level. “It will strive to build a strong lead­er­ship and pro­fes­sional cul­ture, in­sti­tute ap­pro­pri­ate in­sti­tu­tional frame­work, or­ga­ni­za­tional struc­ture and sys­tems and cre­ate a com­pe­tent and mo­ti­vated work­force.”

The RAA also re­vis­ited the core val­ues and ar­rived at five core val­ues in­clud­ing In­tegrity, ac­count­abil­ity, trans­parency, pro­fes­sion­al­ism and team work to meet its tar­get.

“The RAA will al­ways look up to its key stake­hold­ers for the un­stinted sup­port and strive to serve to the best of its abil­i­ties in pro­mot­ing good gov­er­nance in the coun­try.”

The Finance min­is­ter Ly­onpo Nam­gay Dorji and Au­di­tor Gen­eral Tsh­er­ing Kezang launched the RAA Strate­gic Plan 2015-2020.

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