The International Centre for Environment Audit and Sustainable Development (iCED) was inaugurated by Vice President Hamid Ansari in Jaipur on 5 May 2013. On this occasion Vice President of India Hamid Ansari released a special cover.3000 Special covers were printed.The iCED was set up by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG). The centre will try to improve accountability and governance in the field of environment and sustainable development.
The centre’s objective is to utilize India’s expertise in conducting over a 100 environment audits in the past twenty years to offer extensive training and an international forum for experience sharing in this field. iCED is also the Global Training Facility for The International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions, an organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions at global level.
The iCED facility was looked on as a green building and several features were added in design and construction to minimise the building’s carbon footprints. The Energy Conservation Building Code 2006 rules are in force for the building’s energy and water efficiency, site selection, material usage during construction and indoor environment quality.