site.btaSupreme Audit Institutions of Bulgaria and India to Cooperate in Performance Audits and Data Analysis

Supreme Audit Institutions of Bulgaria and India to Cooperate in Performance Audits and Data Analysis
Supreme Audit Institutions of Bulgaria and India to Cooperate in Performance Audits and Data Analysis
Bulgarian National Audit Office acting President Goritsa Grancharova-Kozhareva and India's Comptroller and Auditor General Shri Girish Chandra Murmu sign a cooperation agreement, Sofia, April 18, 2024 (BNAO Photo)

A delegation of India's supreme audit institution, led by Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Shri Girish Chandra Murmu, is visiting the Bulgarian National Audit Office (BNAO), its press office said on Thursday.

BNAO acting President Goritsa Grancharova-Kozhareva and CAG Shri Girish Chandra Murmu signed a cooperation agreement. The two institution will exchange experience and information on performance audit and data analysis; discuss new developments, challenges and best practices in external audit; and exchange methodological developments.

The BNAO leadership was represented by Grancharova-Kozhareva, Vice President Toshko Todorov, members Emil Evlogiev and Georgi Ivanov, Toma Donchev, Head of the Development of Audit Activity Directorate, Nadezhda Nikolova, Head of Department  at the Performance Audit Directorate, and Enita Enikova, Head of the PR, International Relations and Protocol Directorate. CAG Shri Girish Chandra Murmu was accompanied by Additional Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General Geeta Menon, India's Ambassador Sanjay Rana, and Gaurav Kumar, Director at CAG's International Relations Division.

Grancharova-Kozhareva thanked for the assistance provided under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme, through which many Bulgarian auditors have taken trainings in audit in general and performance audit in particular. The BNAO acting President singled out the contribution of Shri Girish Chandra Murmu and India's supreme audit institution as a member of the Governing Board of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) to the development of external audit in the public sector and the dissemination of good audit practices.

Murmu said the CAG supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals and is aware of the great responsibility of audit institutions for their implementation. He praised BNAO's participation in the INTOSAI structures.

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