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KOHIMA, Sept 11: All India Conference of Chairpersons of Public Accounts Committees of Parliament and State/UT Legislatures, 2015 was held at New Delhi during 8th & 9th September, 2015. Speaker of Lok Sabha, Sumitra Mahajan inaugurated the conference.
MLA & Chairman of Public Accounts Committee, Nagaland Legislative Assembly, C.M. Chang accompanied by Commissioner & Secretary with senior officers attended the conference.
Chairman of Public Accounts Committee, C. M. Chang, MLA gave a presentation on the topic – ‘Examination of Witnesses: Existing Secretaries and Financial Advisers vis-à-vis Actual Incumbents,’ wherein, system may be recommended to enable examination of both the present and past incumbents (including retired persons) to ensure accurate examination of proper utilization of funds, for the welfare of the people.
MP (LS) & Former Chief Minister of Nagaland who is also a Member of Public Accounts Committee, Lok Sabha, Neiphiu Rio was the keynote speaker on the topic – ‘Expectation of Citizens from their Parliament/State, particularly Public Accounts Committees to operate with more probity to ensure transparency and value of public money.’
The Conference was attended by about 28 States and discussed many issues to strengthen the Public Accounts Committee.