Internal anti-corruption measures strengthened in Russian Accounts Chamber
Kazakhstan, Astana, Dec. 12 / Trend D. Mukhtarov /
Internal anti-corruption measures have been strengthened in Russian Accounts Chamber, the chairman of the Russian Accounts Chamber Sergey Stepashin said, speaking at a joint meeting in Astana with a report on the results of a friendly examination of the Kazakh Accounts Committee carried out by Russian Accounts Chamber experts.
"We have significantly increased the anti-corruption measures within the chamber. Some 25 employees of the Federal Security Service (FSS) have been attached to the Chamber and we are conducting a re-examination of our own audits (employees of the Accounts Chamber) and will receive an objective assessment of certain state agencies' activities," Stepashin said.
He said today the Russian Accounts Chamber has become a truly independent body of financial control.
"I personally inform the president about the results of a number of serious audits. The recent high profile cases on Oboronservis and Glonass are the results of our Chamber's audits," he said.
Stepashin also noted that his agency was recognised by the Russian Union of Journalists as the most open public agency of the country in terms of information.
"The principle of openness is one of the most important for us as the taxpayers need to know how public funds are spent," he said.