Export-Import Bank of India Act, 1981
1. The accounts of the Exim Bank shall be audited by auditors duly qualified to act as auditors under sub-section (1) of section 226 of the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956), who shall be appointed by the Central Government for such term and on such remuneration as the Central Government may fix.
2. The auditors shall be supplied with a copy of the annual balance-sheet of the Exim Bank and it shall be their duty to examine it together with the accounts and vouchers relating thereto and they shall have a list delivered to them of all books kept by the Exim Bank and shall at all reasonable times have access to the books, accounts, vouchers and other documents of the Exim Bank.
3. The auditors may, in relation to such accounts, examine any director or any officer or other employee of the Exim Bank and shall be entitled to require from the Board or officer or other employee of the Exim Bank such information and explanation as they may think necessary for the performance of their duties.
4. The auditors shall make a report to the Exim Bank upon the annual balance-sheet and accounts examined by them and in every such report they shall state whether in their opinion the balance-sheet is a full and fair balance-sheet containing all necessary particulars and properly drawn up so as to exhibit a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Exim Bank and in case they had called for any explanation or information from the Board or any officer or other employee of the Exim Bank whether it has been given and whether it is satisfactory.
5. The Exim Bank shall furnish to the Central Government within four months from the date on which its accounts are closed and balanced, a copy of its balance-sheet and accounts together with a copy of the auditors' report and a report of the working of the Exim Bank during the relevant year, and the Central Government shall, as soon as may be after they are received by it, cause the same to be laid before each House of Parliament.
6. Without prejudice to anything contained in the preceding sub- sections, the Central Government may, at any time, appoint the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India to examine and report upon the accounts of the Exim Bank and any expenditure incurred by him in connection with such examination and report shall be payable by the Exim Bank to the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India.