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The State Comptroller

State audit in Israel focuses on the examination of the activities of the executive authority and whether they have been carried out in accordance with the principles of economy, efficiency, effectiveness and moral integrity. The function of the State Comptroller is defined in the Basic Law: The State Comptroller. The findings of the audit are brought to the attention of the audited bodies for their response and in order to induce improvement in management. The reports are then submitted to the Knesset and published. The State Comptroller's audit evaluation is independent and he is responsible to the Knesset.

On July 4, 2012 Justice Joseph H. Shapira, former Judge of the District Court in Jerusalem, commenced his seven year term as State Comptroller and Ombudsman. He was elected by the Knesset on May 15, 2012, and took his oath of office at the Knesset on July 4, 2012.  

updated on: 10.07.2012
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