22 Dec 2017 14:55

Audit Chamber: business inspections ineffective; time to review powers of supervisory bodies

MOSCOW. Dec 22 (Interfax) - The numerous checks that state bodies conduct at enterprises have low effectiveness and it is time to tackle the issue of the quantity, structure and authority of the supervisory bodies themselves, Audit Chamber head Tatyana Golikova said.

Just 2.1% of the checks on average uncover entrepreneurial violations that cause actual harm, Golikova said at the United Russia party conference on Friday.

"This is called 'effectiveness' of work," she said. "It seems to me the time has come to not simply analyze but to approach the issue of the structure of the monitoring and supervisory bodies and their powers," Golikova said.