The Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office noted that one of the key objectives in a law-governed state is strengthening and developing a system of monitoring and supervision agencies. In recent years, positive changes have been made in this area, which was reflected in Russia’s ascent in the World Bank rankings, Mr Ivanov stressed.
The Chief of Staff announced that the Government is will shortly complete the development of a concept to improve the efficacy of supervisory bodies, which reflects new approaches to organising monitoring and supervision. In particular, plans are in place for creating a common legal framework for their work, the implementation of a risk and potential danger assessment system, and systems of indicators allowing the efficacy of monitoring and supervision to be analysed.
In addition, Mr Ivanov indicated the need to improve the implementation of decisions made by supervisory authorities, including collecting fines. The Chief of Staff pointed out that in 2012, the monitoring and supervisory agencies at the federal level issued 1.2 million administrative fines worth a total of 19 billion rubles, but collected only two thirds of this amount – 12.5 billion rubles.
Sergei Ivanov also highlighted the need to improve the efficacy of supervisory and monitoring activities as an important objective. He stated that it is imperative to exclude cases when deliberately unrealistic demands are made or unfounded accusations made against audited individuals and entities.