Impartial Auditing is Essential for a Resilient Economy: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das said on Monday that fair and impartial auditing is essential for a resilient economy as it instills confidence among citizens.

Addressing officers at the National Academy of Audit and Accounts, Das said audit is important for the country as public expenditure decisions are based on these reports.

Quality and Depth of Audit

Observing that there is a need to improve the quality and depth of audit, he said the Reserve Bank had taken a host of steps in consultation with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) for improving the audit of banks and financial institutions.

Listing out some of the recent measures, he said the risk-based internal audit system for commercial banks was strengthened in January this year.

Financial System

Das said the RBI had been stressing on a strong governance framework in banks, NBFCs for building a resilient financial sector.

“With globalisation and increasing complexities of the financial system, audit as a public good has become vital for a sound, stable and vibrant financial system,” he said.

He urged the auditor community to update and upgrade skills on a constant basis, and perform their task in the most effective manner. (PTI)