874. Audit and examination of public accounts.

(v)     Public Accounts

874.     Audit and examination of public accounts.

The accounts of all the departments of the government which are entrusted with the spending of money must be audited and examined by the Comptroller and Auditor General, whose duty it is to see that any money which has been granted by Parliament has been used for the purposes for which it was intended1. He also has power to carry out examinations into the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of public departments and other bodies mainly supported by public funds2.