Prosecutors sanction over 500,000 requests for inspecting businesses in 2014

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MOSCOW. Jan 9 (Interfax) – The Russian Prosecutor General’s Office has declined nearly half of a total of over 1 million requests from controlling agencies on inspecting small and medium-sized businesses in 2014, which makes nearly half of all such requests, the office reported on its website on Thursday.

“In line with the law on state and municipal control, draft plans of audits by controlling agencies have been analyzed. Prosecutors have sanctioned only 532,000 of over 1 million inspections of businesses planned by controlling agencies of all levels,” it said.

The other requests have been declined due to their inappropriate preparation, the statement says. “As happened before, inspections of liquidated businesses, inspections violating regularity stipulated by the law, and inspections planned by controlling agencies unauthorized to conduct such were again included in the plan of inspections,” it said.

Prosecutors “also recommended that controlling agencies combine inspection procedures to comply with the law” in drawing up the plan, it said.

“The enforcement of the said function is an efficient measure to protect businessmen’s rights and eliminate excessive administrative pressure on businesses,” it said.