The State Bank of Hyderabad Act,1956
Section 30. Audit
(1) The accounts of the Hyderabad Bank shall be audited by an auditor duly qualified to act as an auditor of companies under sub-section (1) of section 226 of the Companies Act,1956 (1 of 1956), who shall be appointed by the Reserve Bank, with the approval of the Central Government.
(2) The auditor shall receive such remuneration as the Reserve Bank may fix.
(3) No director or an officer of the Hyderabad Bank shall be eligible to be its auditor during his continuance in office as such director or officer.
(4) The auditor shall be supplied with a copy of the annual balance sheet and profit and loss account, and a list of all books kept by the Hyderabad Bank, and it shall be the duty of the auditor to examine the balance sheet and profit and loss account with the accounts and vouchers relating thereto, and in the performance of his duties, the auditor-
(a) Shall have, at all reasonable times, access to the books, accounts and other documents of the Hyderabad Bank;
(b) May, at the expense of the Hyderabad Bank, employ accountants or other persons to assist him in investigating such accounts, and
(c) May, in relation to such accounts, examine any director or any officer of the Hyderabad Bank.
(5) The auditor shall hold office for such term not exceeding one year as the Reserve Bank may fix at the time of his appointment; and if any vacancy arises before the expiry of the term of an auditor, the vacancy may be filled by the Reserve Bank, with the approval of the Central Government.
(6) The auditor shall on relinquishing office be eligible for re-appointment.
(7) The auditor shall make a report to the Reserve Bank upon the annual balance sheet and accounts, of the Hyderabad Bank, and in every such report he shall state-
(a) Whether, in his opinion, the balance sheet is a full and fair balance sheet containing all the necessary particulars and is properly drawn up so as to exhibit a true and correct view of the affairs of the Hyderabad Bank, and in case he has called for any explanation or information, whether it has been given and whether it is satisfactory;
(b) Whether or not the transactions of the Hyderabad Bank which have come to his notice have been within the competence of the bank;
(c) Whether or not the returns received from the offices and branches of the Hyderabad Bank have been found adequate for the purpose of his audit;
(d) Whether the profit and loss account shows a true balance of profit or loss for the period covered by such account; and
(e) Any other matter which he considers should be brought to the notice of the Reserve Bank.
(8) The auditor shall forward a copy of the audit report to the Hyderabad Bank and to the Central Government.
(9) Without prejudice to the foregoing provisions, the Central Government may at any time appoint such auditors as it thinks fit to examine and report on the accounts of the Hyderabad Bank and such auditors shall have all the rights, privileges and authority in relation to the audit of the accounts of the Hyderabad Bank which an auditor appointed by the Reserve Bank has under this section.