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Dissolved

Nasik Swami
Saturday, March 15, 2014

THE committee which was responsible for making public the state of government finances no longer exists.

The current Public Accounts Committee has been dissolved by the government as a prelude to the resumption of Parliament after the general election.

Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said a new Public Accounts Committee chaired by the Opposition would be formed once Parliament resumes.

"When it does, all of the reports compiled by the Auditor-General will be considered by the committee and be tabled in Parliament," Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said in an Information Ministry statement yesterday.

He said the new committee would be able to review the work of the old committee set up under the Audit (Public Accounts Committee) Regulations 2007.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said in the meantime, the office of the Auditor-General was preparing and compiling all of the relevant reports for presentation to Parliament.

"With the general election taking place no later than September this year, it is important that we step up preparations for the transition to the new parliament now.

"The new committee, when it's formed, will have everything it needs to properly examine all aspects of public expenditure."

The Attorney-General said for the new parliament, various positions in the Parliament Secretariat would be advertised in the coming week.








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