Municipal Administration Director B. Janardhan Reddy says a special plan has been envisaged for accounting and auditing in municipalities.

Participating in the one-day regional workshop on ‘Completion of accounts and audit and clearing of audits’ at the corporation office here on Tuesday, he said accounting and auditing played an important role in the administration, and adherence to rules would help officials avoid audit problems.

‘Mandatory’

He advised officials to keep proper accounts and said preparation of monthly and annual accounts was compulsory in the municipal administration.

He also reviewed audit objections and the action taken reports municipality-wise in Rajahmundry region.

Regional Director of Municipal Administration V. Rajaendra Prasad said improper maintenance of accounts would hinder the release of 40 per cent performance grant of 13th Finance funds and advised officials to concentrate on proper maintenance of accounts and audit replies.

Special Officer for RMC A. Babu, Joint Collector M. Jitendra, Municipal Commissioner P. Venkateswara Rao, Regional Director, State Audit department, M. Gopinath, MIS expert, Municipal Commissioners and officers of local fund audit attended the workshop.