State Control & Oversight Delivery Authorities Strive to Be Open

22 june 2016

State Control & Oversight Delivery authorities face new challenges that require timely decisions, said Mr. Mikhail Abyzov, Minister of the Russian Federation, at the seminar held by the Analytical Center. “Currently, the governmental control works in a repressive manner and we need to strive for a service model,” said Mr. Abyzov. “It is time to switch from the passive approach to real transformations.”

The Minister spoke at the seminar “Sharing the Best Practices in Improving State Control & Oversight Delivery” where experts discussed governmental control practices in informational and analytical support to activities and applying preventive measures. In the opinion of Mr. Mikhail Pryadilnikov, Deputy Head of the Analytical Center, such seminars are the best opportunity for governmental control representatives to share their advanced experience in monitoring and supervision activities.

The application of preventive measures and information technologies in monitoring and supervision activities is an important aspect in implementing the “road map”, believes Mr. Alexander Bragin, Executive Director of Forum Analytical Center. “We need a switch from the system where we totally control everybody to prevention. It is required that monitoring and supervision authorities apply various methods aimed at explaining and helping to comply with requirements rather than controlling and punishing,” summarized the expert. Besides, it is impossible to improve efficiency without informatization, added the specialist.

Participants of the seminar agreed that the Federal Tax Service was the best in these two areas. “It is important to work openly, to understand requirements of taxpayers, and to communicate all actions of the authority to the taxpayers in an easy language,” says Mr. Daniil Egorov, Deputy Head of the Federal Tax Service of Russia. He noted that for the authority it was important to estimate a sustainable tax culture, i.e. have an understanding how the public environment met requirements of the laws. “Creating a platform to improve the tax culture is possible by providing 3 “equity bases”: having as much as possible transparent budget, providing the tax process equity through rendering standardized and convenient-to-use services, and solving the issue of sanctions,” summarized Mr. Egorov.

It is important to work openly, to understand requirements of taxpayers, and to communicate all actions of the authority to the taxpayers in an easy language.

Daniil Egorov, Deputy Head of the Federal Tax Service of Russia

The Federal Antimonopoly Service also actively works in this area. Since January 1, 2016 people an opportunity to apply for inclusion in the register electronically, which mitigates risks and approves efficiency of operations, believes Mr. Andrey Tsyganov, Deputy Head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia. “We must be open and explain people what we are doing and why. Therefore, we actively develop our website and are present almost in all social networks,” said the Deputy Head of the authority.

We must be open and explain people what we are doing and why. Therefore, we actively develop our website and are present almost in all social networks.

Andrey Tsyganov, Deputy Head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service

The event became a part of the “road map” to improve monitoring and supervision activities in the Russian Federation for 2016-2017 approved by the Government in April this year. Such seminars will be held every six months. The first Workshop took place at the Analytical Center on 17th March.

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