CIS Au­dit In­sti­tu­tions dis­cuss in­spec­tion qual­ity as­sess­ment

Azer News - - Nation - By Sara Is­rafil­bay­ova

The 17th ses­sion of the CIS Coun­cil of Heads of Supreme Au­dit In­sti­tu­tions kicked off in Baku on Septem­ber 5.

The two-day event will see heads of au­dit in­sti­tu­tions of CIS coun­tries to as­sess the qual­ity of in­spec­tions con­ducted by th­ese bod­ies.

Chair­man of Cham­ber of Ac­counts of Azer­bai­jan Vu­gar Gul­mam­madov told re­porters that the main top­ics of dis­cus­sion at the ses­sion are the as­sess­ment of eco­nomic, so­cial and ad­min­is­tra­tive ef­fi­ciency of the fi­nan­cial con­trol bod­ies, as well as the def­i­ni­tion of the sys­tem of in­di­ca­tors and the uni­fi­ca­tion of this sys­tem in the CIS.

Heads and mem­bers of Supreme Au­dit In­sti­tu­tions of seven CIS coun­tries – Azer­bai­jan, Kaza­khstan, Rus­sia, Be­larus, Moldova, Ta­jik­istan, Kyr­gyzs­tan, as well as, Tur­key as an in­vited party take part in the ses­sions.

Gul­mam­madov fur­ther added that the Cham­ber of Ac­counts of Azer­bai­jan has started to de­velop a new strate­gic de­vel­op­ment plan for 2018-2020.

He said that the Cham­ber will try to iden­tify spe­cific goals, as well as the cri­te­ria, by which it will be pos­si­ble to as­sess the ex­tent to which th­ese goals are achieved, Trend re­ports.

"We try to ex­pand the scope of pub­lic funds re­lated to con­trol ac­tiv­i­ties. For ex­am­ple, from 2014 to 2016 this fig­ure was 3.5 bil­lion man­ats ($2.06 bil­lion), 4.2 bil­lion man­ats ($2.5 bil­lion) and 5.6 bil­lion man­ats ($3.3 bil­lion), re­spec­tively. Our goal is to achieve a min­i­mum (50 per­cent) in the ex­tent of the state bud­get's cov­er­age of the con­trol spec­i­fied in the re­port on the eval­u­a­tion of pub­lic ex­pen­di­ture and fi­nan­cial ac­count­abil­ity (PEFA), and sur­pass this fig­ure,” Gul­mam­madov un­der­lined.

He went on to say that since 2015, the Cham­ber of Ac­counts has started the process of clas­si­fy­ing vi­o­la­tions and short­com­ings and in 2016 grouped the short­com­ings ac­cord­ing to the pri­mary pre­pared clas­si­fier of vi­o­la­tions and short­com­ings.

“We an­a­lyzed the ex­pe­ri­ence of other coun­tries, es­pe­cially the ex­pe­ri­ence of the Rus­sian Fed­er­a­tion and Kaza­khstan, and de­vel­oped tour own in­for­ma­tion base,” he said.

In turn, Ta­tiana Go­likova, the head of the Ac­count Cham­ber of Rus­sia, in­formed that the Ac­counts Cham­bers of Azer­bai­jan and Rus­sia will adopt co­op­er­a­tion pro­gram for 2018-2021.

“Cur­rently, we are dis­cussing pos­si­ble prospects for co­op­er­a­tion in 2018-2021. This pro­gram will cover joint con­trol ac­tiv­i­ties be­tween the coun­tries' count­ing cham­bers,” Go­likova noted.

She un­der­lined that in 2015, the sides signed an agree­ment on co­op­er­a­tion, adding that co­op­er­a­tion be­tween Azer­bai­jan and Rus­sia is quite fruit­ful.

The Com­mon­wealth of In­de­pen­dent States (CIS) is free as­so­ci­a­tion of sovereign states formed in 1991 by Rus­sia and 11 other re­publics that were for­merly part of the Soviet Union. The CIS’s func­tions are to co­or­di­nate its mem­bers’ poli­cies re­gard­ing their economies, de­fense, im­mi­gra­tion poli­cies, en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion, and law en­force­ment.

The CIS united Azer­bai­jan, Ar­me­nia, Be­larus, Ge­or­gia, Kaza­khstan, Kyr­gyzs­tan, Moldova, Rus­sia, Ta­jik­istan, Turk­menistan, Uzbek­istan and Ukraine. How­ever, in 2008 Ge­or­gia with­drew its mem­ber­ship.

A meet­ing of the In­ter­na­tional Co­or­di­na­tion Coun­cil of Bank­ing As­so­ci­a­tions of the CIS, Cen­tral and Eastern Europe will be held in Baku on Oc­to­ber 26.

Baku will also host the next meet­ing of the CIS In­ter­state Coun­cil for Emer­gen­cies of Nat­u­ral and Techno­genic Char­ac­ter will be held in Baku.

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