Draft law gives Audit Bureau broader independence

The Cabinet on Tuesday endorsed a bill giving the Audit Bureau broader financial and administrative independence.


The 2020 draft Audit Bureau Law is intended to enhance the body’s mandate and provide it with new instruments and tools to ensure robust control over public money and detection of violations, according to a prime ministry statement.


Furthermore, the statement added that the draft is designed to strengthen the bureau’s legal status and its financial and administrative independence away from the “influence and pressure” of the executive authority and its affiliates or any entity working under its supervision, which is subject to the bureau’s law.


The new amendments provide sufficient guarantees to ensure that the bureau is provided with the necessary financial and human resources in line with international financial oversight standards.


The bill also grants the president of the bureau the authority to enforce the law and enable him/her to protect public funds, fight corruption and take the necessary measures to recover public money in a timely manner.


Source: Jordan News Agency

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