The chamber requires a financier and a political heavyweight
. The main auditing body of Russia, which controls the use of all public Finance and audit chamber in the near future will probably lose a head: the current head of the Ministry Tatyana Golikova may take the post of supervising social sphere Deputy Prime Minister. The new chief auditor of Russia should be a person with political influence and with experience in the financial sector, experts believe.
Under current law, in the event of early termination of powers of the head of the audit chamber, the President of the Russian Federation shall within two weeks to propose to Parliament a new candidate. MPs expect that this will be done after the distribution of portfolios in the new Cabinet, however this does not mean that the post will be invited to one of the lost seats of the Ministers or Vice-premiers. Medvedev has called the candidates to their deputies: changing more than half
“The state has a sustainable personnel policy, and in this position, with the release of this post, may be appointed a person svarkomplekt. He comes from? Or composition of the chamber, for example, one of the auditors or of Vice itself Golikova, because the experience there is a person there”, – said head of research center of state administration of the MIGS Ranhigs Ruslan Korchagin.
The chamber primarily controls the expenditure of funds of budgets of all levels, and the head of Department should be well versed in this field and have sufficient authority within the government. “Will be found a figure which has political weight and, of course, should be familiar with this subject area,” said Dean IGAP Ranepa, head of the Department of state service and personnel policy Oleksandr Turchynov.
The Chairman of the audit Board on legislation shall be appointed for six years. If this happens in the statutory period, the state Duma invited the head of the state at least three candidates from which the President chooses one. So, in September 2013 in the list except Golikova, was the incumbent at the time Chairman of the accounting chamber Sergey Stepashin and the head of the Duma Committee on budget and taxes Andrey Makarov.
Nothing prevents the President to consider the proposed five years ago by MPs candidacy Makarova again, given that the latter is in all respects suitable for the post. Now, however, with an early change of the head office Putin may have made any new candidate. Makarov himself has refused to discuss with journalists about this topic.
“The accounting chamber is control and observation of the movement of budget funds, budget funds. Of course, in my opinion, it should be someone who is well versed in the system of Finance and has experience of related work. This may be the Ministry of Finance, it may be the Central Bank. But in any case, this is a man who should be very close to understanding the content of the budget process,” – said the adviser of Institute of modern development Nikita Maslennikov.
“For this role would have lost their positions of members of the former Cabinet of Ministers, including Deputy Prime Ministers Igor Shuvalov and Arkady Dvorkovich,” – says Professor of the Department of state service and personnel policy Ranepa IGAP Victor Nechiporenko. However, according to him, they would rather go into the business.
Chairman of the accounting chamber on legislation may be a citizen of the Russian Federation, with higher education and professional experience in the field of state management, state control, economy and Finance. But for this position there are a number of limitations: as with any high-ranking official, the chief auditor of the country may not have accounts in foreign banks, to do business, and he will have to transfer its assets in trust to avoid conflict of interest in the work.
The Chairman of the accounts chamber may not combine their job with a Deputy’s mandate or a post of the Senator of the Federation Council. He is not a member of the government, but has the right to participate in meetings of both chambers of Parliament and in the government meetings and government Presidium of the Russian Federation. The head of audit chamber has guarantees of independence and immunity during his term.
Chairman of the accounting chamber also cannot consist in related relations with the Russian President or Prime Minister, speakers of the state Duma or the Federation Council, the heads of constitutional and Supreme courts. It also must not be a relative of the head of the presidential administration, the Prosecutor General or the head of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation.