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The Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority Act, 1980

( ACT NO. XXXVI OF 1980 )

Audit and accounts
18. (1) The accounts of the Authority shall be maintained in such manner and form as may be prescribed by the Government.
(2) Without prejudice to the provisions of the Comptroller and Auditor-General (Additional Functions) Act, 1974 (XXIV of 1974), the accounts of the Authority shall be audited by an Auditor, being a chartered accountant within the meaning of the Bangladesh Chartered Accountants Order, 1973 (P.O. No. 2 of 1973), who shall be appointed by the Authority, with the prior approval of the Government, on such remuneration to be paid by the Authority as the Government may fix.
(3) The auditor appointed under sub section (2) shall examine the annual balance sheet of the Authority together with the accounts and vouchers relating thereto and shall have a list delivered to him of all books kept by the Authority; and shall at all reasonable times have access to the books, accounts and other documents of the Authority, and may in relation to such accounts examine any member or officer of the Authority.
(4) The auditor shall report to the Government on the accounts examined by him and in his report state whether, in his opinion, the books of accounts have been properly maintained and they exhibit the true picture of the Authority's affairs, and in case he has called for any explanation or information from the Authority, whether it has been given and whether it is satisfactory.
(5) The Government, may at any time, issue direction to the auditors requiring them to report to it upon the adequacy of measures taken by the Authority for the protection of the interest of the Government and of the creditors of the Authority or upon the sufficiency of the procedure in auditing the accounts of the Authority, and may, at any time, enlarge or extend the scope of the audit or direct that a different procedure in audit be adopted or that any other examination be made by the auditors if in its opinion the public interest so requires.

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