Seminar on “The Importance of Quality Indicators in Assessment Practice of Efficiency in SAIs’ Activity” was held in the Chamber of Accounts of the Republic of Azerbaijan on 20-21 February, 2018.
According to the Work Plan approved in XVII session of the Council of SAIs Heads of CIS Member Countries held in Baku on 5-6 September, 2017 representatives of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation, the State Control Committee of the Republic of Belarus, Accounts Committee for the Control over Execution of the Republican Budget of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Chamber of Accounts of the Kyrgyz Republic attended the Seminar lasting for 2 days under the chairmanship of the Chamber of Accounts of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Within the Seminar bilateral meetings were held.
It should be noted that, considering rapidly growing social-economic development of Azerbaijan and Russia, and mutual cooperation enhanced between two neighboring countries since Mutual Cooperation Agreement signed between the Chamber of Accounts of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation in 2002, the chairman of the Chamber of Accounts of the Republic of Azerbaijan Vugar Gulmammadov and the chairwoman of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation Tatyana Golikova signed revised agreement in 2015.
According to provisions on bilateral cooperation of this agreement, the Seminar continued its work on the issues regarding learning of mutual practice in audit of social areas and institutions implementing payments on social security.
The Auditor of the Chamber of Accounts of the Republic of Azerbaijan Firsand Gurbanov and director of the Department for Expert and Analytical and Control Activites in the Area of Federal Budget Expenditures for Health Care, Education, Culture, Cinematograpthy and of the Funds of the Federal Compulsory Medical Insurance Fund of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation Olga Vladimirovna Krivonos talked about topical issues of social areas audit and answered the questions in the interest to both sides.
During the presentation of the Chamber of Accounts on audit activity of social protection and social security areas under the chairmanship of the Auditor Mehriban Alishanova, the guests were given detailed information on the structure, revenues and expenditures, their content, dynamics, pension system and general indicators of State Social Protection Fund under the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and audit activity of the Chamber in line with the Fund, draft budget of the Fund, compilation of opinions of the Chamber on budget execution were talked about, also the sources of Fund expenditures were shown.
It was mentioned that, targeted social assistance, social benefits and scholarships are paid on the grounds of state budget funds and labour pensions, sickness benefits and trade union expenditures are paid on the grounds of the Fund budget.
Director of the Department for Expert and Analytical and Control Activities in the Area of Expenditures of the Federal Budget for Fundamental Research, Physical Culture, Sport, Social Policy, of the Funds of the Pension Fund and Social Insurance Fund of the Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation Olga Viktorovna Samarina gave information on the activity of the Department and participants exchanged experiences.
Within the Seminar bilateral meeting between the chairman of the Chamber of Accounts Vugar Gulmammadov and heads of delegations of participating institutions was held.