New Delhi, Nov 2: India’s official auditor Shashi Kant Sharma was elected to the UN Board of Auditors on Friday winning the largest number of votes, the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General said here Saturday.
“Out of the 186 votes cast, India got 124 votes against 62 for Philippines. As a result of Friday’s victory, India will replace China beginning 1stJuly, 2014 as China will be completing its term in June 2014,” CAG said in a statement.
Sharma will be appointed to the UN Board of Auditors for a six year term beginning July 1, 2014.
The General Assembly had established the UN Board of Auditors to audit of the accounts of the United Nations organisation and its funds and programmes and to report its findings and recommendations to the Assembly through the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions.
The Auditors-Generals of UN member states are elected to the Board. India was earlier on the board in 1993 for six years.
“CAG of India will now get access for audit of the UN organizations, the prominent one being the UN Headquarters itself, ” the statement added.