Activities in Member SAIs

SAI India


1. Visit of four member delegation from SAI Sri Lanka to India, 2-10 May 2018

A four member delegation from the Audit Service Commission of SAI Sri Lanka consisting of Mr. V. Kandasamy, retired Deputy Auditor General, Justice Sunil Rajapaksa, Retired Judge of the Court of Appeal of Sri Lanka, Mr. W.A.S. Perera, Sri Lanka Administrative Service Officer (Retired) and Mr. Gaminiabeyrathna, retired Deputy Auditor General visited India from 02 May to 10 May 2018 for an awareness program in SAI India establishment to gain some foreign exposure with regard to execution of matters related to management of audit service activities.  During their visit the delegation met with the Senior Management of SAI India.
The delegation also visited the International Center for Information Systems and Audit (iCISA) at NOIDA, the International Center for Environment Audit and Sustainable Development (iCED) at Jaipur and National Academy of Audit and Accounts, Shimla.
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2. Nomination of IT Experts from SAI India to State Audit Bureau, Kuwait, 16 April to 3rd May 2018 and 23rd April to 4th October 2018.

Two IT auditing experts were deputed from SAI India to SAB Kuwait delivering a theoretical and practical training course for duration of three weeks each to the Auditors of SAB Kuwait on IT Audit. The trainings were held at Kuwait from 16 April 2018 to 3rd May 2018 and 23rd September 2018 to 4th October 2018.

3. Bilateral Meeting with Auditor General, Norway and Chairman of IDI Board, Oslo, Norway, 25 June, 2018 Comptroller and Auditor General of India met the Auditor General of Norway and the Chairman of Board of INTOSAI Development Initiative on the side lines of the Regions coordination Platform meeting in Oslo on 25thJune, 2018.

The meeting focused on discussing the framework of cooperation to provide for a long term, continuous and scaled up cooperation between SAI India and IDI. SAI India and the IDI have had a long tradition of cooperation for contributing to the implementation of INTOSAI strategic plan and supporting SAIs in the INTOSAI community.
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SAI Kuwait


1.    Signed Cooperation Agreements between the State Audit Bureau of Kuwait and other SAIs:
• The State Audit Bureau of Kuwait signed a new Cooperation Agreement with the Auditor General’s Office of Republic of Maldives, and adopted a work plan for the years 2019-2022.
• The State Audit Bureau renewed the Cooperation Agreement with the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of the Republic of Bangladesh.

2.    SAB Contributions to ASOSAI Calendar 2017-2018:
• The State Audit Bureau of Kuwait hosted the 1st Phase of the Training Program “IT Audit”, in cooperation with experts from the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India during the period from 16th of April 2018 to 3rd of May 2018.
• The State Audit Bureau participated in a workshop on “Activating Automated Systems to Increase Audit and Control Performance Efficiency” which was held from 7th to 9th of May 2018 in the People’s Republic of China, within the scope of activating the cooperation agreement with the National Audit Office of the People’s Republic of China.
• The State Audit Bureau participated in the Training Program “Environmental Audit, IT Audit Systems and Best Practices” which was held during the period from 9th to 11th of May 2018 in the Republic of Korea, within the scope of activating the cooperation agreement with the Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea.
• The State Audit Bureau participated in the first meeting of the research team for “Application of Big Data Analytics in Environmental Auditing”, as well as in ASOSAI Capacity Development Program on “IT Audit 2018-2019” that was held from 20th to 22nd of June 2018 in the People’s Republic of China.
• The State Audit Bureau participated in the meeting of the research team of ASOSAI 11th Research Project on “Methods for Developing Risk-based Audit Plans” during 2016-2018, which was held from 10th to 11th of July 2018 in Malaysia.
• The State Audit Bureau participated in a seminar on “IT Audit” held during the period from 9th to 13th of July 2018 in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
• A delegation from the State Audit Bureau visited the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation to get acquainted with their automated systems in the field of “Remote Audit, Big Data, and Interactive Map” during the period from 24th to 26th July 2018.
• The State Audit Bureau participated in a training program on “Financial and Regularity Audit”, which was held during the period from 13th of August to 7th September 2018 in the Republic of India.
• A delegation from the State Audit Bureau headed by Mr. Adel Al-Sarawi, A/President of the State Audit Bureau, participated in ASOSAI 14th Assembly held during the period from 19th to 22nd of September 2018, the 7th Symposium on “Environmental Auditing for Sustainable Development” held on the 20th of September 2018, and the 53rd Governing Board Meeting on the 22nd of September 2018 in Republic of Vietnam. SAB nominated itself for ASOSAI Governing Board membership for the period 2018-2021and was elected as a Governing Board member for this term.
• The State Audit Bureau of Kuwait hosted the 3rd phase of the Training Program “IT Audit”, in cooperation with experts from the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. The program was held during the period from 23rd of September to 4th of October, 2018.