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The Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation Ordinance, 1976

( Ordinance NO. LXXXVIII OF 1976 )

Account and Audit
20. (1) The Corporation shall maintain proper accounts and other relevant records, and prepare annual statement of accounts, including the profit and loss accounts and balance-sheet, in accordance with such general directions as may be issued, and in such form as may be prescribed, by the Government.
(2) The accounts of the Corporation shall be audited by not less than two auditors, being chartered accountants within the meaning of the Bangladesh Chartered Accountants Order, 1973 (P.O. No. 2 of 1973), who shall be appointed with the approval of the Government by the Corporation on such remuneration as it may think fit, and such remuneration shall be paid by the Corporation.
(3) Every auditor appointed under sub-section (2) shall be given a copy of the annual balance-sheet and other accounts of the Corporation and shall examine it together with the account books and vouchers relating thereto; and shall have a list delivered to him of all books kept by the corporation, and shall at all reasonable times have access to the books, accounts and other documents of the Corporation, and may in relation to such accounts examine any Director or officer of the Corporation.
(4) The auditors shall report to the Government upon the annual balance-sheet and accounts, and in their report they shall state whether in their opinion, the balance-sheet contains all necessary particulars and is properly drawn up so as to exhibit a true and correct view of the state of the Corporation's affairs, and if they have called for any explanation or information from the Board whether it has been given and whether it is satisfactory.

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