State Agricultural Credit Corporations Act, 1968
- The accounts of the Corporation shall be audited by an auditor duly qualified to act as auditor under sub-section (1)of section 226 of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956) who shall be appointed by the Board with the previous approval of the Reserve Bank and shall receive such remuneration from the Corporation as the Board may with the approval of the Reserve Bank, fix:
Provided that the first auditor shall be appointed by the Central
Government within one month from the establishment of Corporation on such terms and conditions as the Central Government may determine.
- The auditor so appointed shall hold office from the conclusion of the annual general meeting of the Corporation until the conclusion of the next annual general meeting:
Provided that the first auditor shall hold office until the conclusion of the first annual general meeting.
- 181.The Corporation shall supply its auditor with a copy of its annual balance-sheet and it shall be the duty of the auditor to examine such balance-sheet together with the accounts and vouchers relating thereto and he shall have a list delivered to him of all books kept by the Corporation and shall at all reasonable times have access to the books, accounts, vouchers and other documents of the Corporation.
- The auditor may, in relation to the accounts of the Corporation of which he is the auditor, examine any director or any officer or employee of the Corporation and shall be entitled to require from the officers of the Corporation such information and explanation as he may think necessary for the performance of his duties.
- The auditor shall make a report to the Corporation upon the annual balance-sheet and accounts examined by him and in every such report he shall state whether in his opinion the accounts exhibit a true and fair view,-
- in the case of the balance-sheet, of the state of affairs of the Corporation at the end of the year, and
- in the case of the profit and loss account, of the profit or loss for the year, and, in case he had called for any explanation or information from the Board, whether it has been given and whether it is satisfactory.
- Without prejudice to anything contained in the preceding sub-sections, the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India may, if so requested by the Central Government, examine and report upon the accounts of the Corporation and any expenditure incurred by him in connection with such examination and report shall be payable by such Corporation to the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India.