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Tenure of Office

Once appointed the Auditor General may hold office until the age of sixty years or with the approval of the Governor General to the age of sixty five years.

Removal from Office

The Auditor General may be removed from office only for inability to discharge the functions thereof or for misbehaviour. This may be done by the Governor General acting on the recommendation of a specially established judicial tribunal.

Salary

The Auditor General’s salary and allowances are prescribed by law or by a resolution of the House of Representatives;
Provided that: –

  • No such resolution may reduce any salary or allowance for the time being prescribed by or under a law;
  • The salary of the Auditor General cannot be reduced during his or her continuance in office;

The salary payable to the Auditor General is a direct charge on the Consolidated Fund.

Not subject to direction

In the exercise of his/her functions under the provisions of Section 122 (subsections 1 and 2) of the Constitution, the Auditor General shall not be subject to the direction or control of any other person or authority.

Rights & Powers

The rights and powers of the Auditor General are as stated in the Financial Administration and Audit Act Section 25 (subsection 3).