DepEd NCR Compliance with Section 93 (Transparency Seal) R.A. No. 10155 (General Appropriations Act FY 2012) 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. Report on Compliance with COA Audit Observations and Recommendations

II. Agency Mandate, Vision, Mission, and List of Officials

  1. Agency Mandate, Vision, Mission
  2. List of Officials, Positions, and Contact Details

III. Approved Budgets and Corresponding Targets

IV. Modifications Made (on the approved budgets and targets) pursuant to the general and special provisions of the GAA

V. Annual Procurement Plan/s and Contracts Awarded with the Winning Supplier, Contractor or Consultant

VI. Major Projects, Programs and Activities, Beneficiaries, and Status of Implementation

    VII. Budget and Financial Accountability Reports

    VIII. Updated People’s Freedom to Information (FOI) Manual

    • a. People’s FOI Manual
    • b. FOI Reports
    • c. One-Page FOI Manual

    IX. Annual Reports on the Status of lncome Authorized by Law to be Retained or Used and be Deposited Outside of the National Treasury, which shall Include the Legal Basis for its Retention or Use, the Beginning Balance, [ncome collected and its Sources, Expenditures. and Ending Balance for the Preceding Year

    X. Quality Management System/Agency Operations Manual