|| 1. The State Audit shall be implemented by the
|| 2. (a) The Comptroller will audit the economy, the property,
the finances, the obligations and the administration of the
State, of Government Ministries, of all enterprises, institutions,
or corporations of the State, of Local Authorities, and of bodies
or other institutions which were defined by law as subject to
audit by the State Comptroller.
(b) The State Comptroller shall inspect the legality, integrity,
managerial norms, efficiency and economy of the audited bodies,
as well as any other matter which he deems necessary.
|Duty to provide information
|| 3. A body subject to State Audit will upon request, immediately
provide the State Comptroller with information, documents, explanations,
or any other material which the Comptroller deems necessary
for audit purposes.
|Comptroller as Commissioner for Complaints
|| 4. The State Comptroller will investigate complaints from
the public about bodies and persons, as provided by law: in
this capacity the State Comptroller shall bear the title 'Commissioner
for Complaints from the Public'.
|| 5. The State Comptroller shall undertake additional tasks
as provided by law.
|Accountability to the Knesset
|| 6. In carrying out his functions, the State Comptroller shall
be accountable only to the Knesset and not to the Cabinet.
|| 7. (a) The State Comptroller shall be chosen by the Knesset
in a secret ballot; the exact arrangements shall be set by law.
|Term of office
|| (b) The term of office of the State Comptroller shall be
|| 8. Any Israeli citizen, residing in Israel, shall be eligible
to serve as State Comptroller; any additional qualifications
may be determined by law; a person who has served two consecutive
terms as State Comptroller may not be a candidate for election
to a third consecutive term.
|Pledge of allegiance
|| 9. The State Comptroller-elect shall make and sign before
the Knesset the following declaration:
'I pledge allegiance to the State of Israel and
to its laws, and will faithfully carry out my duties as State
|| 10. The budget of the State Comptroller's Office shall be
determined by the Appropriations Committee of the Knesset, upon
the recommendation of the State Comptroller, and will be published
together with the State Budget.
|Salary and emoluments
|| 11. The salary of the State Comptroller and other payments
made to him during his term of office or subsequently, or to
his survivors upon his demise, shall be determined by law or
by a Knesset Resolution or by a duly authorized committee of
|Contact with Knesset and issuance of reports
|| 12. (a) The State Comptroller shall maintain contact with
the Knesset, as determined by law.
(b) The State Comptroller shall issue reports and opinions
within the scope of his duties and shall publish them, subject
to any restrictions determined by law.
|Removal from office
|| 13. The State Comptroller shall not be removed from office
except by a two-thirds majority of those Knesset members voting;
arrangements for impeachment shall be determined by law.
14. If the State Comptroller is not able to fulfill his
functions, an acting Comptroller shall be appointed, in a
manner and for a period as determined by law.