A national registry and nation-wide classifiers are expected to boost the effectiveness of supervision and oversight

17 march 2017

The Analytical Center has discussed proposals on how to best support supervision and oversight efforts and specifically a project to systematize and update mandatory requirements.

"An algorithm needs to be developed for systematizing the mandatory requirements found in our laws and regulatory documents and essentially define the requirements for the supervised entities and their properties on the basis of classifications," said Oleg Kachanov, Deputy Head of the Department of Computerization Projects of the Ministry for Communications of Russia. According to him, there are examples of these issues being looked into, but in all those cases the bulk of the work was done manually. "We have got another example, the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations, where they have created an expanded classification of properties to audit and have systematized mandatory requirements for them; in other words, they have managed to establish a link between the requirements of regulatory documents and the types of properties they have classified," Mr. Kachanov said, "Now each type of property that gets audited has its own mandatory requirements and when an inspector goes out to audit a specific property, they will be carrying a check list applicable to that specific type of property."

The specialists suggested that in order to create a nation-wide database of regulatory documents with a classification of properties and organizations to be audited, classifiers of organizations and properties to be audited must be developed with each such target of supervision being linked to specific clauses in the regulatory documents, which supervisory authorities say they use when conducting inspections and audits.

The participants in the discussion believe that interactive check lists should be created, where an inspector can enter the parameters of the property/organization they are auditing and have the check lists automatically populated with specific requirements for that organization or property. It is also important to create and keep updated a rating of the requirements conformance to which is audited.