President Ram Nath Kovind has said that the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) upholds prudence, wisdom and propriety in the Parliamentary system. Addressing the Centenary Celebration of Public Accounts Committee of Parliament, Mr Kovind said, Gandhiji considered account keeping is essential for clean public life. Mr Kovind underlined that the philosophy of public accounts has not been changed from the time of Kautilya.
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said, PAC reports always strive improvement in the system. PAC has detected many financial lapses in its glorious work traditions. Mr Naidu also suggested that Parliament should meet 100 days in a year.
Speaker Om Birla said, this is one of the most important Committees of Parliament and complimented the PAC members for their dedication to the cause.
PAC Chairman Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said, the PAC is committed to uphold transparency and accountability of the government money. He said, the committee always acts in an impartial manner.
The President released a special souvenir depicting the 100 glorious years of PAC’s journey and 67 special articles including 15 from Commonwealth countries. Mr Kovind also inaugurated an exhibition depicting the milestone moments of PAC from 1921 to 2021.