Part 22 : Auditor General | The Constitution of Nepal 2015

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Part 22
Auditor General

240. Auditor General:

  1. There shall be an Auditor General of Nepal.
  2. The President shall, on the recommendation of the Constitutional Council, appoint the Auditor General.
  3. The term of office of the Auditor General shall be six years from the date of appointment.
  4. Notwithstanding anything contained in clause (3), the office of the Auditor General shall be vacant in any of the following circumstances:
    1. if he or she tenders resignation in writing to the President,
    2. if he or she attains the age of sixty-five years,
    3. if a motion of impeachment is passed against him or her under Article 101,
    4. if he or she is removed from office by the President on recommendation of the Constitutional Council on grounds of his or her inability to hold office and discharge the functions due to physical or mental illness,
    5. if he or she dies.
  5. The Auditor General appointed under clause (2) shall not be eligible for reappointment.
  6. A person shall be eligible to be appointed as the Auditor General if he or she possesses the following qualification:
    1. having served in the Special Class of the Government of Nepal or having at least twenty years of experiences in audit related work, after having obtained a bachelor’s degree in management, commerce or accounting from a recognized university or having passed a chartered accountancy examination,
    2. not being a member of any political party at the time of appointment,
    3. having attained the age of forty five years, and
    4. being of high moral character.
  7. The remuneration and conditions of service of the Auditor General shall be as provided for in the Federal law. The remuneration and conditions of service of the Auditor General shall not, so long as he or she holds office, be altered to his or her disadvantage.
    Provided that this provision shall not apply in cases where a state of emergency is declared because of extreme economic disarrays.
  8. A person once appointed as the Auditor General shall not be eligible for appointment in another government service.
    Provided that nothing in this clause shall be deemed to be a bar to the appointment to any political position or to any position which has the responsibility of making investigations, inquiries or findings on any subject, or to any position which has the responsibility of submitting advice, opinion or recommendation after carrying out a study or research on any subject.

241. Functions, duties and powers of Auditor-General:

  1. The accounts of all Federal and State Government Offices including the Office of the President, Office of the Vice-President, Supreme Court, Federal Parliament, State Assembly, State Government, Local level, Constitutional Bodies and Offices thereof, Courts, Office of the Attorney General, Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force, Nepal shall be audited by the Auditor-General in accordance with law, having regard to, inter alia, the regularity, economy, efficiency, effectiveness and the propriety thereof.
  2. The Auditor General shall be consulted in the matter of appointment of an auditor to carry out the audit of a corporate body of which the Government of Nepal or State Government owns more than fifty percent of the shares or assets.
    The Auditor General may also issue necessary directives setting forth the principles for carrying out the audit of such corporate body.
  3. The Auditor General shall, at all times, have power to examine any books of accounts for the purpose of carrying out the functions under clause (1). It shall be the duty of the concerned chief of office to provide all such documents and information as may be demanded by the Auditor General or any of his or her employees.
  4. The accounts to be audited pursuant to clause (1) shall be maintained in the form prescribed by the Auditor General, as provided for in the Federal law.
  5. In addition to the accounts of the offices mentioned in clause (1), the Federal law may also require the accounts of any other offices or bodies to be audited by the Auditor General.

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Part-1 : Preliminary
Part-2 : Citizenship
Part 3 : Fundamental Rights and Duties
Part 4 : Directive Principles, Policies and Obligations of the State
Part 5 : Structure of State and Distribution of State Power
Part 6 : President and Vice-President
Part 7 : Federal Executive
Part 8 : Federal Legislature
Part 9 : Federal Legislative Procedures
Part 10 : Federal Financial Procedures
Part 11 : Judiciary
Part 12 : Attorney General
Part 13 : State Executive
Part 14 : State Legislature
Part 15 : State Legislative Procedures
Part 16 : State Financial Procedures
Part 17 : Local Executive
Part 18 : Local Legislature
Part 19 : Local Financial Procedures
Part 20 : Interrelations between Federation, State and Local Level
Part 21 : Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority
Part 22 : Auditor General
Part 23 : Public Service Commission
Part 24 : Election Commission
Part 25 : National Human Rights Commission
Part 26 : National Natural Resources and Fiscal Commission
Part 27 : Other Commissions
Part 28 : Provisions Relating to National Security
Part 29 : Provisions Relating to Political Parties
Part 30 : Emergency Power
Part 31 : Amendment to the Constitution
Part 32 : Miscellaneous
Part 33 : Transitional Provisions
Part 34 : Definitions and Interpretations
Part 35 : Short Title, Commencement and Repeal
Schedule 1 : National Flag of Nepal
Schedule 2 : National Anthem of Nepal
Schedule 3 : Coat of Arms of Nepal
Schedule 4 : States, and Districts to be included in the concerned States.
Schedule 5 : List of Federal Power
Schedule 6 : List of State Power
Schedule 7: List of Concurrent Powers of Federation and State
Schedule 8: List of Local Level Power
Schedule 9 : List of Concurrent Powers of Federation, State and Local Level