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Minister asks auditors to maintain professional integrity

Finance minister Shankar Prasad Koirala has asked the auditors to maintain professional integrity.
Addressing the 17th anniversary of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN), here today, he said that the auditors have a huge responsibility of maintaining financial discipline. “Trust deficit on auditors will raise question on good governance of the country.”
The government is ready to utilise the expertise of the auditors, he said, adding that the regulatory authority has to be free, strong and empowered for the country to maintain financial discipline. “As the country is moving towards economic development after the political transition, professional manpower like auditors have more role to play.”
The economy follows guideline of the auditors, deputy governor of the central bank Maha Prasad Adhikari, on the occasion, said, asking the auditor to maintain professional integrity.
Currently, there are 8,00 chartered accountants in the country.