Muscat – Inspections conducted by State Audit Institution (SAI) in 2021 have had several positive effects in achieving direct added value, particularly collection and recovery in favour of the State Budget. The outcome was an additional RO76.5mn to the state budget.
In its efforts to enhance integrity, SAI dealt with 101 cases against which verdicts were issued. These included cases of forgery of official documents and use of forged documents despite awareness of fraud.
The cases also included entering data into the government information system illegally, asking for bribe, squandering public money, misuse of official position, and dereliction of duty.
The inspections were conducted in departments of the state’s administrative apparatus, public authorities and establishments, commercial firms and oil and gas companies.
SAI is keen on according professional attention when handling complaints and reports filed by social segments via existing channels of communication associated with financial and administrative offences, negligence, failure to perform official duty and manipulation of public funds.
As many as 505 complaints and reports were filed in 2021.