MOSCOW, July 14. /TASS/. The working group on combating corruption and monitoring the effectiveness of use of budget funds in the sphere of state defense orders established under the Commission of the lower house legal support to the development organizations of the defense industry. The group was headed by Deputy Nikolai Kovalev, has informed on Friday to journalists the head of the Commission Vladimir Gutenev.
“The professional experience of Nikolay Kovalev in the area of national security, will undoubtedly contribute to the effective activities of the working group. I am convinced that we will find the correct legislative route between protecting businesses from excessive administrative pressure and a closing of loopholes used by unscrupulous heads of enterprises of the defense industry,” – said Gutenev.
He recalled that the fight against corruption, abuses in the sphere of defence procurement and military-technical cooperation defined in the Commission’s work an important direction of legislative work. “With the implementation of the state control functions in these areas it is important to observe, on the one hand, the balance of interests of the customer and the contractor, on the other, it is impossible to “nightmare” business, which forms the security of the state and is an extremely important source of foreign inflows”, – believes the parliamentarian.
However, he noted that “in recent times, there are signals when law enforcement and Supervisory authorities to “defense” in General had no relationship, showing interest in tenders for the supply of something, to other issues that lie outside their competence”. “Such initiatives indicate a lobbying of someone’s selfish interests, resulting in, among other things, can become a leak for official use. Here, unfortunately, there are abuses associated with overpricing in the modernization of enterprises, purchase of equipment, other negative aspects,” – said Gutenev.