VIOLATIONS AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL: WHY DOESN'T CONTROL CHAMBER APPEAL TO GENERAL PROSECUTOR?

Tert
Sept 23 2009
Armenia

At today's Control Chamber of Armenia counsel session, five reports
were presented relating to investigations conducted on different state
bodies. The results of the reports related to the finance, justice,
sport, and youth ministeries, and the department of civil aviation,
as well as the work implemented by the social fund, which is supported
by the World Bank.

After the session, CCA Chair Ishkhan Zakaryan gave a press
conference and presented a number of concerns with the results of
the fore-mentioned federal bodies' investigations. In brief, here
are the numbers presented by Zakaryan:

He mentioned that the Armenian Social Investment Fund recorded a
sum of 26,334,000 AMD subject to recovery, 25,300,000 AMD of which
was recovered.

In the area of construction carried out by the Ministry of Justice,
violations worth 65 million AMD were recorded, half of which has been
recovered. There is a schedule of recovery for the other half.

Compulsory Enforcement Service of Judicial Acts of the Ministry of
Justice: 3.9 million AMD to be recovered, which were recovered during
the check.

The General Department of Civil Aviation: almost 11-12 million AMD
to be recovered, but were also fully recovered during the check.

Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs (youth projects): 3,390,700 AMD
to be recovered. Partly recovered; schedule of recovery for remainder.

In response to a question about appealing to the Prosecutor General
with the recently made public violations, Zakaryan stated that the
CCA Chair could not make such a decision on his own; that decision
must be made by the Control Chamber counsel, which, surprisingly,
did not make such a decision at today's session.