RU for an effective audit management system
Published: October 6, 2015 6:03 pm
6 October 2015, Nirapad News: Rajshahi University (RU) authority today puts emphasis on an effective audit management system for transparency and accountability in its accounts.
“We are very much interested and optimistic about establishing a transparent accounts system,” Prof Mijanuddin, Vice-chancellor of RU, asserted adding that there should be adequate measures of ensuring transparency and accountability in all the accounts relating to earning and expenditure of all the public universities including RU side by side with the private ones.
He made the observation while holding a meeting with Mahtab Uddin, Director General of Local and Revenue Audit Directorate, at RU campus.
Pro-VC Prof Dr Chowdhury Sarwar Jahan, Treasurer Prof Sayen Uddin, Registrar Prof Entajul Haque and Director of Accounts Ashraful Huda, among others, were Present at the meeting.
Prof Mijanuddin told the meeting that RU Senate Meeting in May last approved its annual budget worth Taka 294.70 crore for 2015-16 fiscal besides approving the revised budget of Taka 270.80 crore for 2014-15 fiscal.
Service tenure of the officers and employees of the university was also elevated to 62 years from existing 60 years.
He sought cooperation from the audit department for making the RU’s accounts and audit system more improved and effective.
Prof Mijan says the varsity has a plan to open 13 new departments and another institute in the wake of gradually increasing demands.
“We have also plans to introduce in-service training, collaborative linkage and exchange cooperation and holding of more seminar, symposium,” he added.
VC Mijanuddin said the university don’t get budget according to its demand which is hampering its education and research activities for long.
To improve the standard of education and research, there is no alternative to recruiting more qualified teachers, he added.
Taking part in the discussion, Mahtab Uddin put forward a set of recommendations which include enhanced allocation for education and research fields, more income from the internal resources and expenditure reduction.