16. Accounts and audit.-
(1) The Sammelan shall maintain proper accounts and other relevant records and prepare an annual statement of accounts including the balance-sheet in such form as may be prescribed.
(2) The accounts of the Sammelan shall, once at least in every year, be audited by a chartered accountant in practice within the meaning of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949, to be appointed annually by the Sammelan;
Provided that no member of the Sammelan who is a chartered accountant or a person who is in partnership with such member shall be eligible for appointment as an auditor under this section.
(3) Every auditor shall, in the performance of his duties, have at all reasonable times access to the books, accounts and other documents of the Sammelan.
(4) As soon as may be practicable at the end of each year, the audited accounts of the Sammelan together with the audit report shall be forwarded to the Central Government.