Santo Domingo.- The Chamber of Accounts is concerned at the persisting lack of compliance, weaknesses and irregularities in the public institutions management of their budgets, as set out in the Chamber’s report to the National Congress on the Evaluation of Budget Implementation and General State Accountability.
According to the Chamber, it was not able to obtain the information needed for completing its analysis of the State properties included in the budget execution in the section on capital spending worth RD$68,148,471.519.
It goes on to say that it was not able to receive any response to its requests for confirmation of the values included in the section on tax income, which according to the budget execution statement, totaled RD$206,157,094.833, pointing out that RD$3,394,818.757 under this category was not included in the 2011 Budget.
The report, delivered to Congress on Monday, the body responsible for auditing the public accounts, informs that the central Government spent a total of RD$79,113,708.853 on employee remuneration, but to date has not been able to obtain reliable information on this execution.
It was established that the budgetary execution did not include the values perceived by the Central Government dependencies, which did not enter the budgetary circuit, resulting in an under-valuation of RD$13,186,433,489 in the Savings-Investment-Finance account.
And as it states in its reports to Congress every year, the Chamber of Accounts assures that it will begin applying actions aimed at imposing discipline, corrections and penalties based on legal standards, in order to ensure the correct use of public funds.
It also calls on Congress to legislate to implement the approval and application of rules aimed at strengthening and guaranteeing fiscal discipline and fulfillment.