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Public accounts watchdog concerned over continuing procurement lapses

Published on Apr 1, 2014 4:38 PM
 
Parliament's public accounts watchdog has expressed concern in a report on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, that despite recent efforts to enhance procurement rules in the public sector, some organisations are still not diligent enough in ensuring compliance. -- BT FILE PHOTO: YEN MENG JIIN

Parliament's public accounts watchdog has expressed concern in a report on Tuesday that despite recent efforts to enhance procurement rules in the public sector, some organisations are still not diligent enough in ensuring compliance.

It sought written explanations from five ministries as well as the National Research Foundation (NRF).

The report is by the Public Accounts Committee, whose eight Members of Parliament scrutinise how public funds are spent.

The committee highlighted that 12 of the 35 observations made in the Auditor-General Report for the financial year 2012 to 2013, "pertained to laxity in the area of procurement".

 
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