YEREVAN, October 17. /ARKA/. Armenia will seek to make its Control Chamber legislature comply with the new Russian law on Accounts Chamber, Ishkhan Zakaryan, chairman of Armenia’s Control Chamber, told journalists Wednesday following the joint meeting with the related Russian bodies in Yerevan.
Armenia’s Control Chamber and Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation signed a new cooperation program for 2013-2015. The new program is targeted at controlling a number of events, as well as exchanging experience and skills.
“The law on RF Accounts Chamber will be toughened, and as a result, the Accounts Chamber will get more responsibilities. Following the joint meeting, we agreed that the Armenian side will seek to make changes and legal amendments into its Control Chamber legislature, and the Russian side, on its turn, will consult us,” Zakaryan said.
Moreover, according to him, Armenia will apply to the new methodology for its Control Chamber since January 2013, particularly, to the roll-out of operational control.
“In this context, our Russian colleagues have rich experience, and they agreed to share it,” he added.
On his side, a chairman of Russia’s Accounts Chamber Sergey Stepashin noted that experience and qualification of Armenia’s Control Chamber make it possible “to make the next step forward to not only budget control, but also operational control over some particular objects.”
“Operational control gives an opportunity to monitor budget funds on each object, enterprise, because to control the whole budget and where its funds were allocated evaluating the efficiency of expenditures remained in yesterday. Tax payers are interested in what the money was invested in, how it was spent. That is why Armenia’s Control Chamber needs a new law,” he added.
Stepashin also noted that RF Accounts Chamber has School of Audit, Institute of System Analyses, Expert Council of Accounts Chamber, which gather leading specialists of Russia. And in this aspect, Russia is ready to share its experience with the Armenian counterparts.
“That is why we agreed to organize two serious seminars for our Armenian colleagues. One of them will be held in Yerevan, the other- in Moscow,” Stepashin informed.
During the meeting the sides also elaborated on the outcomes of “Joint control over food import and export management between Armenia and Russia” program, as well as 2010-2012 cooperation program. -0-