The auditors of the Accounts Chamber of Russia revealed abuses by adjusting the target indicators of state programs in the departments responsible for their implementation, writes RBC with reference to the report of the department.
The report on the execution of the federal budget for 2022 notes that the executors of state programs made adjustments to them, underestimating their target indicators less than a month before the reporting date. One of the indicated reasons for underestimating KPI was “sanctions pressure from unfriendly countries”.
Thus, the Ministry of Economic Development reduced the planned values of several indicators of the state program "Development of the North Caucasus Federal District." At the same time, the Ministry of Finance raised the target value of the indicator “Annual primary structural deficit of the federal budget” in the state program “Public financial management and regulation of financial markets”.
According to the report of the Accounts Chamber, such changes were often made to the indicators of state programs. For example, in the state program “Information Society”, the Ministry of Digital Development reduced KPI for several indicators. The Ministry of Natural Resources also made changes to its state programs, such as "Forestry Development" and "Environmental Protection".
As a result of these changes, many state programs were overfulfilled, but only on paper. The report also notes cases of exclusion of indicators from state programs at the last moment due to their unattainability. For example, in the state program of the Ministry of Culture “Development of Culture”, the values of some project results were reset.
Auditors of the Accounts Chamber propose to prohibit changes to the planned values of state programs after December of the reporting year without a decision of the president or prime minister. The Ministry of Economic Development has already posted on the federal portal a draft of regulatory legal acts prohibiting such changes. The initiative will be discussed until July 21.