The Prosecutor General of Russia conducted an audit of the Rosselkhoznadzor, which revealed systemic violations of the rights of entrepreneurs and called for the resignation of a number of responsible persons, found “Kommersant”.
In 2016, the Prosecutor’s office checked how the agriculture Department complied with the rights of entrepreneurs and supervisor, the newspaper said. According to the newspaper, the Prosecutor’s office came to the conclusion that the Rosselkhoznadzor “creates an additional burden” on businesses (violates the statutory moratorium on scheduled inspections of small business), and systematically initiates the test without a legitimate reason. While territorial administrations of the Rosselkhoznadzor designed the test as an administrative investigation that does not require the consent of the prosecution,
The official representative of the Prosecutor General Aleksandr Kurennoy said “Kommersant” that “violations of this kind are systemic in nature.”
According to him, the leadership of the Rosselkhoznadzor reported on similar cases in several regions of the country in 2013 and 2016, and this in turn suggests that the Agency does not control its territorial offices.
In particular, in 2016 no legal basis was carried out unscheduled inspections in Saint-Petersburg, Kemerovo, Ivanovo, Leningrad, Kurgan, Omsk, Murmansk, Sakhalin and Ulyanovsk regions, and in Dagestan, Tuva, Khakassia, the Chuvash Republic, Khabarovsk Krai and the Jewish Autonomous region. More than half of the allegations of conducting unscheduled inspections was withdrawn by the Prosecutor’s office in Krasnodar region and Adygea Republic. In some regions of Russia also “ignored the possibility of replacing for a small business administrative penalties warning”, says “Kommersant”.
Vice-President “Support of Russia” Vladislav Korochkin believes that the cause of systematic violations the Rosselkhoznadzor of the rights of entrepreneurs associated with opportunity “to assist in the audit related services”. According to him, the inspectors celosvetove pay, in particular, for studies of warehouses and quantities of products within a free certificate of sanitary conformity of products. “In this sense, validation is an artificial compulsion to pay,” — said Korochkin.
The audit work of the office of the Prosecutor General’s office pointed to the Rosselkhoznadzor for a possible “mismatch of certain officers occupied positions.”
In Rosselkhoznadzor “Kommersant” said that are working “to establish the facts and causes of the violations,” and said that will take “sanctions” against the perpetrators.