On October 26, First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade Maxym Nefiodov signed a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, the State Regulatory Service of Ukraine, the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) and the USAID/UK aid Project "Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services /TAPAS". The memorandum provides for the modernization of the pilot module of the Inspections Portal with the aim of improving the technical and functional characteristics for further transfer to the property of the State of Ukraine and the putting the system into operation.
Today Inspections Portal inspections.gov.ua is a pilot module of an integrated automated system of state supervision (control) provided by the Law of Ukraine On the Basic Principles of State Supervision (Control) in the Field of Economic Activity. As a result, 26 out of 33 inspection authorities have joined the Portal and have disclosed information about their inspections. As of October 2018, almost 250,000 scheduled inspections for 2018 and 2019 as well as over 50,000 results of completed inspections have been published in a single system.
"Thanks to the Inspections Portal, we will be able to apply to state regulation of business a risk-oriented approach when verifying objective risks from business activities is underway, and when we can talk about whether the verification has entailed the reduction of these risks. Nowadays, some inspection bodies detect violations in 99% cases. This raises a question whether it is necessary to keep these inspectors for the state, since the fines they impose can be sent automatically by post. The Portal allows everyone to find information about all the inspections that have already taken place or will occur, on which algorithm, what exactly will be checked, what for, who exactly and when should carry on inspections. This is one of those measures we can take to combat abuse and corruption", Maxym Nefiodov explained.
The First Deputy Minister noted that during the use of the Portal, due to increased transparency, the level of fixing violations by those regulatory authorities, which previously recorded the violation in almost all cases, decreased by almost 40 percentage points.
Maxym Nefiodov also added that the data from the Portal is currently being actively used by business and third-party providers that seek technical assistance to businesses. The site should function, bring real benefits to all interested parties, be relevant and integrated into real life.
The Chair of the State Regulatory Service Ksenia Liapina said: "The reform advances, and its results are tangible nowadays. Prevention of violations, but not just punishment for such a violation already established, is the main objective of public control under a risk-oriented approach. The system of state control should work to encourage business to operate safely and effectively."