Friday, February 17 2017 17:28
Alexandr Avanesov

Armenian Prime Minister: Our mood for changes in the State Revenue Committee is tighter, deeper and more fundamental

Armenian Prime Minister: Our mood for changes in the State Revenue Committee is tighter, deeper and more fundamental

ArmInfo. On February 17, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Karen Karapetyan a meeting of the Council on the fight against corruption was held.

As the Government's press-service told ArmInfo, the Justice Minister Arpine Hovhannisyan presented the changes in the composition of the Council, noting that it was composed of representatives of the government, as well as 2 non-governmental organizations dealing with human rights protection, including anti-corruption center "Transparency International".

Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan noted that the purpose of government is to engage in the work of the Council of representatives of the wider community.

During the meeting, the chairman of the public organization "Armenian Association of Lawyers" Karen Zadoyan presented the results of studies on risk assessment in the tax and customs area. He noted that there are risks in conducting search operations in the activities of inspectors during inspections, in the process of import and export.  Zadoyan presented proposals to solve these problems.

Deputy Chairman of the State Revenue Committee Armen Sakapetoyan noted that some proposals have become obsolete as a result of reforms in the structure of the Committee of State Revenues and they have already been reviewed.

"The document, which is prepared by the Committee of State Revenues, is a very determined one, believe me, our disposition to change the Committee is stiffer, more profound and more fundamental", said the Prime Minister instructing the Minister of Finance to study the presented risks of corruption, suggestions and present options for their solutions.

In addition, Karen Zadoyan presented the results of the risk of corruption in public procurement research.  He pointed out that these risks were discussed with the Ministry of Finance. Of the 36 proposals 18 have already been implemented. The Prime Minister instructed the Ministry of Finance to study the raised problems in the field of electronic procurement, and to to present the results of the research to the next Council meeting.

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