The sitting of the Budget and Finance Committee
The Committee heard the report on efficiency of management of state debt, introduced by the State Audit Service. The sitting was attended by the Sub-Committee on Audit of German Bundestag. The Deputy-Chair, Nodar Ebanoidze thanked the guests and spoke about the experience of the Committee in terms of Parliamentary oversight. He underlined assistance by German colleagues. “When we started the Parliamentary oversight, it was not easy to make first steps but it was important that we started with the best practice learning from the countries with centuries of experience and high standard. The list of achievements of the Parliament includes our success in this direction”.
He spoke about the report by SAS and introduced the remarks and the recommendations of the Committee. The Deputy-Finance Minister, Giorgi Kakauridze introduced the position of the Ministry regarding the report, stating that the reports are important, facilitating to the Ministry in planning of the budget. As to the remarks, the Ministry works on them and shares some of the remarks. “Though, there are some principal issues that we disagree with”. The SAS representatives introduced the position of the SAS and answered the questions.
“The issue we consider is regulated in general, though we move to the new level and we want to comply with the international standards in this sphere. I think, cooperation between the Parliament, Ministry and SAS is on a normal level and soon we will have accounting according to the world and European standards”, - David Onoprishivli stated. The recommendations by the member of German Audit Sub-Committee, Bettina Hagedorn were concerning the relations between the Parliament, Government and the SAS and the result-oriented policy. The Committee supported the report.