In 2018, Ukrainian enterprises will find out more about a plan for business inspections at ias.brdo.com.ua. The BRDO Head and representative of the advisory group to the Cabinet of Ministers Oleksiy Honcharuk told about that to the GolosUA correspondent.
He explained that ias.brdo.com.ua is a pilot module of the online system of inspections of Ukrainian enterprises, which now is a database on business structures and inspections.
“Today ias.brdo.com.ua even allows you know what inspections are planned for the next year. We plan that this system will also allow to be aware of effects of inspections conducted. For example, a Krivoy Rog enterprise was inspected, and you can see what violations were found out on the website. In addition, we believe that the system will increase the level of public control over activities of a potentially dangerous and risky enterprise,” the Head of the Better Regulation Delivery Office said.
Oleksiy Honcharuk specified that the website database contains only the information that can be available to the public.
“This system works with open data, there is no closed information. We will continue publish all the information, which is not closed according to the law, at ias.brdo.com.ua. However, if some information is an enterprise’s commercial secret under the law, we will not include it in these systems. As for the data preservation, the website has a back-up system (backup storage of information). Every day the system will save a copy of data on a separate server. If a failure occurs, this information can be easily restored,” he said.
According to the Head of the Better Regulation Delivery Office, this online database with a schedule of inspections is created for the purpose of ensuring the transparency of activities of inspection bodies and establishing communication with enterprises.
“Our goal is to create a website that will contain an exhaustive list of information about what can be done in entrepreneurial activities. Entrepreneurs just need to visit the website, answer a series of clarifying questions, and the system will provide them with all necessary information on their area of activities. In such a way, business owners will clearly understand what the state wants from them. This is also done to allow entrepreneurs to control themselves. My colleagues and I believe that if entrepreneurs understand what they are being asked for, why they need to manage risks and that managing risks is profitable, first of all, for entrepreneurs themselves, they will do it on their own,” he said.
In order to ensure that the conditions of inspections of business structures are transparent and the state requirements for enterprises are clear, officials will carry out a number of activities to fill the website with content.
“In 2018, this module will allow to make several key steps to implement the risk management system. The first one is the collection of statistics and information about risks. And at this stage, our task is to collect all information about risks (inspections), that is undesirable effects and
events, which occur and should be prevented, to understand what we are fighting and what we need to improve. The second one is to increase the effectiveness of supervision and control bodies. Now many bodies assess and build their effectiveness on the basis of the number of inspections conducted. That is wrong. Actually, they work, let’s say, to prevent fires, but not to fine and conduct inspections. In order to build a system of effectiveness of these bodies properly, we should understand what to compare with – for example, the situation in Vinnitsa and Dnipropetrovsk regions. Therefore, we need an assessment system of these bodies, which Ukraine doesn’t have today. And our online system will allow to achieve this in 2018,” Oleksiy Honcharuk said.
He also admitted that Ukrainian entrepreneurs have been working in conditions when the state’s requirements on their activities were not completely clear and not always justified, till the end of 2017.
“As a rule, business owners do not know what they are asked for. Let’s say, you have a kindergarten and are confident that you know all the rules for running this type of business. But it is so until inspectors visit you. When an inspector visit you, you will learn about many new things that you should do. Sometimes it is impossible to implement these “new things”, because the requirements are not only cumbersome, but also are not properly specified. In addition, there are also many outdated requirements. For example, in Ukraine, kindergartens are required to subscribe for some newspapers on a mandatory basis. Excuse me, but who needs this in the 21st century?” Oleksiy Honcharuk said.
Earlier, the Deputy Head of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Maksim Nefedov said that since 2018 the Cabinet of Ministers would define the government bodies to be authorized to inspect the business.