National Budget Circular 542
National Budget Circular 542, issued by the Department of Budget and Management on August 29, 2012, reiterates compliance with Section 93 of the General Appropriations Act of FY2012. Section 93 is the Transparency Seal provision, to wit:
Sec. 93 Transparency Seal. To enhance transparency and enforce accountability, all national government agencies shall maintain a transparency seal on their official websites. The transparency seal shall contain the following information: (i) the agency’s mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information; (ii) annual reports, as required under National Budget Circular Nos. 507 and 507-A dated January 31, 2007 and June 12, 2007, respectively, for the last three (3) years; (iii) their respective approved budgets and corresponding targets immediately upon approval of this Act; (iv) major programs and projects categorized in accordance with the five key results areas under E.O. No. 43, s. 2011; (v) the program/projects beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provisions; (vi) status of implementation and program/project evaluation and/or assessment reports; and (vii) annual procurement plan, contracts awarded and the name of contractors/suppliers/consultants.
The respective heads of the agencies shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with this section.
A Transparency Seal, prominently displayed on the main page of the website of a particular government agency, is a certificate that it has complied with the requirements of Section 93. This Seal links to a page within the agency’s website which contains an index of downloadable items of each of the above-mentioned documents.
I. The agency’s mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information
II. Annual Reports
A. FOR National Government Agencies/State Universities Colleges
A1 . FAR No. 1: SAAOBDB ( Statement of Appropriations, Allotments, Obligations
Disbursement and Balances
A2. Summary Report on Disbursements
A3. BAR No. 1: Quarterly Physical Report of Operations/Physical Plan
A4. FAR NO. 5: Quarterly Report on Revenue and Other Receipts
Disbursements and Unpaid Obligations)
B For Government Owned and Controlled Corporation/WD
(Not Applicable – DTI ARMM is a National Government Agency)
III.DBM Aprove Budget and Targets
IV.Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementations
V.Annual Procurement Plan
VI. System of Rangking Delivery Units and Individuals
VII.Quality Management System Certified by international certifying body or Agency Operations Manual