Mandate of Interpol’s external auditor officially assumed by NIK

Plenary session of the General Assembly of INTERPOL

The International Criminal Police Organisation associates nearly 200 countries worldwide and deals e.g. with combating terrorism, organised crime and drug crime. When appointing the external auditor, Interpol considered the candidates’ experience and qualifications as well as professionalism, confidentiality, independence and documentation security guaranteed by institutions entering the competition. The highest-rated candidate was the SAI of Poland.

Presentation made by NIK President during plenary session of the General Assembly of INTERPOL

During Interpol’s plenary session NIK President Marian Banaś presented assumptions of the audit to be performed by NIK in the coming years. He referred to the International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAI) used in NIK audits. The President of the Polish SAI also underscored the weight of independent and objective auditing, guaranteed by the Polish Constitution, as well as the adversary nature of the audit process. NIK President appointed a team of professionals responsible for the audit of INTERPOL, selected from a group of over 1000 state auditors. The team is to make sure the audit will be free of political bias and conducted according to the schedule. Also, NIK’s long-term experience in auditing international organisations is not without significance.

on the left: NIK President Marian Banaś and Secretary General of INTERPOL Jürgen Stock, on the right: NIK President and Comptroller and Auditor General of India Shri Girish Chandra Murmu

NIK President held a series of meetings at INTERPOL, among others with President of Interpol, Major General Ahmed Naser Al-Raisi and Secretary General of Interpol Jürgen Stock. Marian Banaś also talked to Comptroller and Auditor General of India Shri Girish Chandra Murmu.

NIK has cooperated with its counterpart in India for over 20 years now. The first Polish-Indian seminar took place in India in 2000. Ever since, seminars have been held interchangeably in both countries and have addressed diverse topics, such as IT audits, international audit standards or the media policy, sovereign debt audits and audits of the vaccination system.

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