The Georgian Young Lawyers’ Association within the campaign “the Georgian Government under the Sunshine” issued the sixth and the seventh final reports reflecting state agencies’ activities.
The two publications cover activities of the Chamber of Control, General inspections of various agencies and financial monitoring of the Georgian President’s and the Government’s Reserve Funds, as well as problems encountered in the process of privatization.
GYLA has been implementing monitoring over the state agencies activities for several years. It aims to assist effective, accountable and transparent governance.
The state undertook obligation to reform the Chamber of Control and establish it as an independent agency. In reality, however, the state restricts the functions of the Chamber both legally and illegally. In particular, according to the amendment introduced to the relevant legislation, information with regard to the tax and customs’ incomes was considered secret. For that reason the Chamber of Control shall be deprived of the opportunity to get acquainted with the information. By the legislative amendment it can not control activities of local self-governance agencies either.
Applicable legislation does not grant independence to the general inspections of various agencies. In particular, employees of the inspection agree their activities with relevant high officials of the specific agencies that conflict with international standards.
At the end of the presentation, the audience discussed and searched for the ways to eliminate the detected violations.