Financial management training to enhance and educate account assistants
To enhance and educate the accountants posted in the rural areas that are serving at the local government and other autonomous agencies, the training on financial management was organized in the capital last week.
The training, aimed at improving public service delivery through enhanced fiscal decentralization, started today in Thimphu. It is a first of its kind in the country and the finance ministry plans to make it an annual event.
The finance secretary Nim Dorji said that the main objective of the training is to educate the accountants, mainly at the local government levels posted in the rural areas and also other autonomous agencies, with the major reforms that the ministry of Finance has initiated.
The account assistants will be equipped with an updated knowledge on some of the new initiatives and developments in the Public Financial Management System.
The training program is to expected bring together all key players in the Public Financial Management (PFM) and update knowledge on some of the new initiatives and development in the PFM system like, revised Financial Rules and Regulations 2016, Portable Emissions Measurement System ( PEMS), MYRB, Revenue and Administration Management Information System ( RAMIS), e- Government Procurement System and e- Payment.
RAMIS is a web based online application system developed in java environment to create an enabling environment for tax payers through the use of information technology. It is the biggest system to be developed in terms of size and complexity in the country.
An officials from ministry of finance said that this program has provided him an opportunity to know much about challenges faced by the finance personnel while carrying out their responsibilities on daily basis in the field, and gets opportunity to discuss about the issues.
During the course of the training, the Royal Civil Service Commission, Royal Audit Authority and the Office of Anti- Corruption Commission had also made a presentation to the participant.
Around more than 500 accounts assistants was participated during the four day training program which ended last Friday.
One of the participants said that as they being a finance personnel face lots of challenges in their daily basis in the field but had little idea how to tackle with it but now by participating in this program had gained lots of idea as they got a platform to discuss about the issues.
Meanwhile, the opening of the Financial Management Training: Improving Public Service Delivery through Enhanced Fiscal Decentralization was graced by the Finance Minister Lyonpo Namgay Dorji last Tuesday at the Royal Institute of Management ( RIM).