Welcome to the Web site of the Supreme Audit Office (SAO), an independent institution which audits the management of state property and the performance of the national budget.
The status, the jurisdiction, the organizational structure and other details regarding the SAO shall be defined by Constitution of the Czech Republic and Act No. 166/1993 Coll. concerning the Supreme Audit Office, of May 20th, 1993.
9.9.2016 - This year´s V4+2 meeting took place in Lednice from 5 until 7 September 2016. Main theme consisted of acquiring data necessary for audit activities, their analysis and possibilities for use of the compiled data for mutual international comparison of the effectiveness of the national economies. Participants of the meeting discussed the different possibilities for use of the great amount of data available from public information systems and also data generated from own analytical activity within audits carried out by the individual SAIs.
21.6.2016 - On June 13–14, 2016, President of the Supreme Audit Office (SAO) Mr. Miloslav Kala and other representatives from the SAO took part at the 44th EUROSAI Governing Board meeting, which was held at the premises of the European Court of Auditors in Luxemburg.
6.6.2016 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) performed an audited of the Ministry of Transport and funds utilized for procurements of their informational systems. The Ministry of Transport has 50 informational systems, which cost over CZK 1,200 million in total.
3.6.2016 - On June 2–3, 2016, the Supreme Audit Office (SAO) organised 11th meeting of the EUROSAI IT Working Group (ITWG) in Prague, the Czech Republic. The ITWG aims to further the institutional sharing of expertise and experiences among supreme audit institutions in the European region, and to encourage the implementation of joint activities in the field of information technologies.
30.5.2016 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) carried out an audit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its management within the period from 2012 to 2014. In total, auditors scrutinized property worth more than CZK 752 million and funds exceeding CZK 349 million and concluded that the Ministry made accounting errors, let premises in central Prague for low prices, and paid extremely high tuition fees for employees’ children, which varied from one State to another in CZK 1 million for one child in one year.
23.5.2016 - The Supreme Audit Office carried out an audit at the CzechTourism agency and the Centre for Regional Development of the Czech Republic and scrutinized their management within the period 2012–2014. In total, auditors scrutinized funds in the amount of CZK 326 million and property worth CZK 294 million.
16.5.2016 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) performed an audit at the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and at the Labour Office of the Czech Republic and scrutinized funds used for training activities and creating new jobs through investment incentives in the period from 2012 to 2014.
13.5.2016 - Tree representatives from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) arrived at the headquarters of the Supreme Audit Office (SAO) to meet with President of the SAO Mr. Miloslav Kala and other SAO’s representatives to discuss the beginning of the new programming period and to learn how the Czech Republic dealt with problematic issues in the previous programming period.
9.5.2016 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) scrutinized national as well as EU funds, which were utilised for implementation of the common asylum and migration policy. Auditors aimed at projects that target the improvements of conditions for the migrants’ registration, the integration of immigrants from non-EU countries, returns of migrants to their countries of origin, and the control of the EU’s external border.
2.5.2016 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) scrutinized subsidies to passenger railway transport and aimed at the Ministry of Transport, which guaranteed services of train lines, compensated the Czech Railways for operating losses, and was opening the market to more operators.
25.4.2016 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) scrutinized the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes (Institute) and the Archive of Security Forces (Archive) and their management from 2012 to 2014. Auditors scrutinized how these institutions carried out their main tasks, particularly the digitalization of archive documents.
18.4.2016 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) scrutinized the Ministry of Regional Development and funds, which were utilized for development of the national infrastructure for electronic tenders (NIPEZ). Auditors aimed at the national electronic tool for awarding of public contracts (NEN), which is one of the NIPEZ features. The development of the NIPEZ cost around CZK 700 million.
13.4.2016 - On April 12, 2016, President of the Supreme Audit Office Mr. Miloslav Kala came to the Prague Castle to submit the SAO’s Annual Report for the year 2015 to President of the Czech Republic Mr. Miloš Zeman.
11.4.2016 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) scrutinized funds that were utilized by the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the state enterprise Palivový kombinát Ústí (Fuel Processing Plant) during rehabilitation works within the period 2002–2015 in the abandoned mines of Ležáky and Chabařovice in the Ústí nad Labem Region.
22.2.2016 - On February 19, 2016, representatives of more than 30 public administration authorities, the non-profit sector organisations, and academic institutions met at the headquarters of the Supreme Audit Office (SAO) to discuss the potentials of open data in public administration sector.
25.1.2016 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) scrutinized management of regional professional fire rescue service units in Prague, South Moravian, Liberec, and Pardubice regions in 2013 and 2014. Auditors scrutinized property worth CZK 532 million and funds in the amount of CZK 90 million and concluded that the collection of charges in case professional firefighters helped during traffic accidents was complicated because of confliction legal regulations and that the General Directorate of the Czech Fire Rescue Service failed to set clear rules for reimbursements for some provided services. The SAO also pointed out that the General Directorate should procure the emergency equipment from the purchasing centre.
18.1.2016 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) scrutinized selected projects funded from EU funds under Integrated Operational Programme, Operational Programme Research and Development for Innovation, and Operational Programme Education for Competitiveness. Auditors aimed at the sustainability of projects and further funding during the sustainability period. Sustainability is among requirements for allocating the funds from operational programmes.
11.1.2016 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) scrutinized management of five selected regional directorates of the Police of the Czech Republic within the period 2012–2014. The audited bodies were regional police directorates in Prague, Ostrava, České Budějovice, Ústí nad Labem, and in Hradec Králové. Auditors focused on the owned property, buildings, and vehicles as well as housing costs of police dogs and horses.
4.1.2016 - The Supreme Audit Office (SAO) scrutinized funds collected in accordance with law in favour of the Health Insurance Company of the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic within the period from 2012 to 2014. The Health Insurance Company is the second largest in the Czech Republic with more than 1.2 million insured persons. In 2004, the Health Insurance Company received insurance payments that overreached CZK 26,400 million.
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