LUCKNOW: The sixth meeting of the Heads of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Member States concluded here on February 7.
In his closing remarks, Comptroller and Auditor General of India Girish Chandra Murmu said the SAIs discussed integrating new and emerging technologies, with a focus on Artificial Intelligence, to enhance their audit capabilities, and deliver more impactful audit products. He emphasised that the conference reiterated SAIs’ commitment to work for achieving better audit results, and improve the depth, accuracy, and timeliness of the audit products.
Murmu exuded confidence that the work done by the SAIs in AI and to strengthen cyber security would improve governance and promote efficiency, accountability and transparency in public administration. He highlighted that SAI India or CAG’s audits are increasingly focusing on cyber security, with audit personnel inspecting information system controls, third-party management, user access controls, and legal compliance to ensure effective oversight and compliance.
About 30 delegates from the SCO SAIs of India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and SCO Secretariat attended the three-day conference. On the sidelines of the conference, India signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with Tajikistan and Kazakhstan.
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