IAAS officer trainees call on President

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New Delhi, Feb. 18 (ANI): Officer trainees of the Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IAAS-2015 batch), including two from the Royal Audit Authority of Bhutan called on the President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan today.

Speaking on the occasion, the President welcomed the young officers and said they have joined a department which has a very old and traditional history.

Mukherjee said IAAS officers are directly responsible for looking into financial transactions and see that they were as per rules.

“They were an instrument to provide good governance and a welfare government. Officer trainees would be getting an opportunity to shoulder tremendous responsibility at very young age,” said President Mukherjee.

He told them that this was not the end of their learning process. Quoting Mahatma Gandhi, he said that they should learn as if they were to live forever. He stated that the basic fundamental principle should be that no one can benefit illegally at the cost of public funds as these funds depict the trust of the public.

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The president also quoted Thomas Kempis and said that they should always keep in mind that a structure is lofty due to the deep foundation laid. It was important for them to have a strong foundation laid in the probation period. He wished the probationers all success in their future careers.

The officer trainees are presently undergoing their professional training at National Academy of Audit and Accounts, Shimla. (ANI)

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