New reporting system for agency procurement audits

SINGAPORE - The top management of government agencies will have to comply with a new reporting system to ensure they maintain "active oversight" of procurement audits, said Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam yesterday.

The officers, who include permanent secretaries, must each year inform the Finance Ministry of their assessment of findings on procurement audits and follow-up actions in their agencies, done both internally and by the Auditor-General.

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