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.
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.
DBM Compliance with Sec. 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10155 (General Appropriations Act FY 2012)
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I. Agency's Mandate, Vision, Mission and List of Officials
I.A. The Agency's Mandate and functions I.B. Position, designation and contact information II. Annual Financial Reports II.A. For NGA/SUCs i. Statement of Allotment, Obligation, Disbursements and Balances
ii. Summary Report of Disbursements
iii.Report on Revenue and Other Receipts iv.Physical Plan v. Financial Plan III.MOST-BARMM Approved Budgets and Corresponding Targets (Current Year Only)
III.A. Approved Budget III.B. Corresponding Target IV.Projects, Programs and Activities, Benificiaries, and Status of Implementation V. Annual Procurement Plan VI.System of Ranking Delivery Units and Individuals VII.Agency Operations Manual VII.A. Agency Operations Manual IX.Updated Calendar of Activities X. Signed Memoranda of Agreement/Understanding of recently concluded, on-going, and future activities, projects or programs. XI.Organizational Structure XII.Services (Citizens Charter) XIII. Agency / Office Issuances