PETALING JAYA: Over 100 recommendations have been made to correct the weaknesses highlighted in the Auditor General’s report 2013.
The A-G’s report contains observations from 17 programmes of 14 Federal ministries and departments and the management of two Government companies.
Auditor-General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang said among the weaknesses observed were improper payment, work not adhering to specifications, unreasonable delays, unreasonable price, management of contracts, weaknesses in revenue management and weaknesses in management of Government assets.
The report said that some of the weaknesses were due to negligence when complying with the Government’s rules, programmes and scopes not being planned and identified properly.
Relevant heads of departments were informed beforehand of the issues highlighted in the report for verification purposes. This year, the relevant ministers were also informed of the issues reported.
“In order for corrective actions to be taken and improvements to be made ... a total of 109 recommendations were made by the National Audit Department,” the report said.
The A-G’s report evaluated whether Government activities had been managed efficiently, economically and in accordance with their stated objectives.The audit encompassed various activities such as procurement, contract administration, asset management, construction, infrastructure, maintenance, education, health, human capital, revenue management, socio-economic upgrading programmes and environment.