Lapses in managing public funds found in 21 ministries and statutory boards
Posted by temasektimes on August 13, 2012
According to a report by the Auditor-General Office’s, 10 ministries and 11 statutory boards were found to have lapses in managing public funds and resources for the financial year 2011 to 2012.
Among the findings, the Manpower Ministry was found to have inadequate scrutiny when it came to awarding a tender to buy office chairs while the National Population and Talent Division allowed a tenderer to make price alterations, after the tender closed, for the staging of an overseas event in the first half of this year.
The National Parks Board was found to have lapses in development projects, where nine tenders with a total value of about S$70 million, were granted by the wrong approving authority.
The report came after the Ministry of National Development was embroiled in a controversy involving the purchase of expensive Brompton bicycles.