About Organization : The Directorate of Audit (Local Fund) is under the administrative control of the Finance Department, Govt. of Kerala. The Directorate conducts the audit of Local Self Government Institutions and Local Funds included in the schedule of the Kerala Local Fund Audit Act 1994 and management of the corpus of Charitable Endowments in the state. The Director is assisted by 3 Joint Directors, 2 Deputy Directors and 13 Audit Officers at the Directorate. There are 14 district level offices under the control of the Deputy Directors of Local Fund Audit. It also conducts the audit of Panchayats, Municipal Councils, Miscellaneous and Grant-in-aid Institutions etc. Also concurrent audit is carried out in Municipal Corporations, Universities and Institutions like Kerala State Housing Board, Kerala State Rural Development Board, State Institute of Languages, State Institute of Encyclopaedic Publications, Travancore and Guruvayoor Devaswom, Trivandrum Development Authority and Greater Cochin Development Authority.
Solution : The solution Audit Information Management System “AIMS” intends to implement a web based solution that automates the core functional activities of the Directorate. It is believed that to a very large extent the proposed system will meet the automation requirements pertaining to the audit functions of the organization. The solution is work flow enabled wherein users will have different roles and responsibilities. Based on the roles assigned, the user will be able to access, view, modify, approve information submitted. The key features of the solution comprise of Audit plan preparation and its approval, team scheduling, audit findings, final audit report, charge / surcharge certificates, memorandum of important points and audit monitoring.