A woman from Manipur becomes the first NE woman to be appointed to the Helm DG Audit Post. Rina Akoijam, a Manipur-based IA&AS official, was appoints as Director-General of Audit (Infrastructure) on Thursday in New Delhi.
Rina Akoijam is the first woman from India’s North-Eastern region to occupy the position of DG Audit.
She earned a master’s degree in English literature from Delhi University.
She also worked in Oslo (Norway) as a project manager for the INTOSAI Building Initiative (IDI). Where she supervised capacity development programs for Supreme Audit Institutions across the Asia-Pacific region.
She has significant experience auditing the public sector in Meghalaya, Assam, Manipur, Sikkim, West Bengal. And New Delhi for both the Central and state governments.
She has also conducted worldwide audits, including those at UNICEF’s headquarters in New York. The UNICEF Supplies Division in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the Pacific Region’s Cooperative Audits.
She is an INTOSAI-certified trainer who has acted as a resource for a variety of national and international programs.
She has completed training in Financial Attestation Auditing at the National Audit Office in London. UK (2006) and a Management Development Program on Public Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy (2014).
Akoijam Rina is the oldest daughter of Akoijam Ranbir and Chitrasakhi of Kwakeithel Nganapithong.
As a student at Little Flower School in Imphal in 1986. She earned a gold medalist in the matriculation test and topped the state of Manipur.
Following that, she graduated from Delhi Public School, RK Puram, and continued her education at Delhi University. Earning a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in English Literature before joining the government services in 1997.