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Annual Report 2019
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Internal Audit Section

MR. VENKATESH MURTHY

Head, Internal Audit Section

17545743

17545743

sanjeeva@works.gov.bh

sanjeeva@works.gov.bh

Internal Audit Section

MR. VENKATESH MURTHY

Head, Internal Audit Section

17545743

17545743

sanjeeva@works.gov.bh

sanjeeva@works.gov.bh

The Internal Audit Section was established in 2009 at the Ministry’s Works Affairs, reporting directly to H.E. the Minister. Audit Committee of the Ministry of Works Affairs was established subsequently to have oversight role in administering function of Internal Audit as a part of Ministry’s Governance Process. The Internal Audit Section operates based on approved audit plan by Audit Committee and H.E. the Minister. The Internal Audit Section carries out Risk Based Audit with emphasis on Projects and Process Audit of various Sectors of the Ministry.

In addition, Internal Audit handles the following responsibilities assigned by H.E. the Minister and Audit Committee:
1- Follow up and implementation regarding reports of National Audit Office and periodical reporting to MOF regarding status of implementation;
2- Consulting and Special assignments as directed by H.E. the Minister and Audit Committee.
3- As a part of the Balanced Score Card initiative, the Internal Audit has taken up initiatives and activities in consulting nature of jobs which benefits Ministry in the long run.
Overall, Internal Audit is a tool for the Ministry in Corporate Governance Process and serves the Ministry in attaining its Mission and Vision.

Section Performance

During 2019, Internal Audit Section focused on reviewing operations and project contracts, developing and improving aspects related to them, implementing oversight missions to adhere to laws and procedures, and following up on National Audit Office recommendations.

  • Review of issues regarding closure of Final Accounts of following projects:
    • Rehabilitation of Foul Sewerage within A,B & C Networks Area Phase 4&5
    • Proposed Sewerage Scheme Busaiteen 228 (Ph 1)
    • Short Term Action measures (2) on Tubli WPCC-Improvement of Ozone Plant
    • Emergency Pumps Supply & Installation

  • Detailed Risk Based Audit and reporting on following Projects:
    Building Maintenance Directorate :
    1- Miscellaneous Works at Ministry of works HQ Building, Manama.
    2- General Repair & painting to Busaiteen Intermediate Girls School.
    3- Miscellaneous Maintenance Works to Information Affairs authority at Isa Town.
    4- Renovation of Lift Lobbies (1st & 6th Floors) at Ministry of Foreign office HQ Building.
    5- Maintenance Contract for Government Office Complex, Manama incorporating H.R.H The Prime Minister Court Building including the extension & Old Government House.
    6- Maintenance of Landscape and Irrigation at Prime Minister’s Court.
    7- Upgrading of South Alba Sewage Treatment Plant

  • List of Internal Audit Assignments Handled:
    Risk Based Internal Audits were conducted in the following areas through process reviews and reports issued for implementation of improvements:
    Building Maintenance Directorate:
    • Planning & Engineering Section
    • Maintenance Supervision Section
    • Maintenance Support Section
    • Quality Control Unit

    Follow-up National Audit Reports:
    1- Tubli Waste Water Treatment Plant Report
    2- Sanitary Projects Report
    3- Building Maintenance Directorate