1. Within the audit mandate, the Comptroller and Auditor General is the sole authority to decide the scope and extent of audit to be conducted by him or on his behalf. Such authority is not limited by any considerations other than ensuring that the objectives of audit are achieved.
  2. In the exercise of the mandate, the Comptroller and Auditor General undertake audits which are broadly categorised as financial audit, compliance audit and performance audit.
  3. The scope of audit includes the assessment of internal controls in the auditable entities. Such an assessment may be undertaken either as an integral component of an audit or as a distinct audit assignment.

The Comptroller and Auditor General may, in addition, decide to undertake any other audit of a transaction, programme or organisation in order to fulfill the mandate and to achieve the objectives of audit.

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