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FEDERAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of April 5, 2013 No. 41-FZ

About Audit Chamber of the Russian Federation

(as amended on 30-04-2021)

Accepted by the State Duma on March 22, 2013

Approved by the Federation Council on March 27, 2013

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Subject of regulation and purpose of this Federal Law

1. This Federal Law governs the relations arising in the course of implementation by Audit Chamber of the Russian Federation (further - Audit Chamber) external state audit (control) of procedure for forming, management and the order of means of the federal budget, budgets of state non-budgetary funds, federal property (further - federal resources) and other resources within competence of Audit Chamber ensuring safety and social and economic development of the Russian Federation, and also task, function, power and the organization of activities of Audit Chamber.

2. The purpose of this Federal Law is creation of the legal basis for implementation by chambers of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (further - Federal Assembly) parliamentary control by means of forming of the Audit Chamber designed to provide constitutional right of citizens of the Russian Federation on participation in administration of the state by implementation of external state audit (control).

Article 2. Status of Audit Chamber

1. The Audit Chamber is the permanent supreme body of external state audit (control) formed according to the procedure, established by this Federal Law, and accountable to Federal Assembly.

2. Within the tasks determined by the legislation of the Russian Federation, the Audit Chamber has organizational, functional, and also financial independence and performs the activities independently.

3. Activities of Audit Chamber cannot be suspended, including in connection with dissolution of the State Duma.

4. The Audit Chamber is legal entity, has seal with the image of the State Emblem of the Russian Federation and with the name, heraldic sign - emblem and flag.

5. The location of Audit Chamber - the city of Moscow, Ulitsa Zubovsk, the house 2.

Article 3. Legal basis of activities of Audit Chamber

1. In the activities the Audit Chamber is guided by the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the conventional principles and rules of international law, international treaties of the Russian Federation, this Federal Law, other Federal Laws, and also the international legal principles of substantive audit (control).

2. The Audit Chamber performs external state audit (control) according to the standards of Audit Chamber developed and approved in the procedure established by this Federal Law.

Article 4. The principles of external state audit (control) performed by Audit Chamber

The Audit Chamber performs external state audit (control) on the basis of the principles of legality, efficiency, objectivity, independence, openness and publicity.

Article 5. Tasks of Audit Chamber

Tasks of Audit Chamber are:

1) organization and control of target and effective use of means of the federal budget, budgets of state non-budgetary funds;

2) audit of feasibility and effectiveness of achievement of strategic objectives of social and economic development of the Russian Federation;

3) determination of efficiency and compliance to regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation of procedure for forming, management and the order of federal and other resources within competence of Audit Chamber, including for the purposes of strategic planning in the Russian Federation;

4) the analysis of the revealed shortcomings and violations in the course of forming, management and the order federal and other resources within competence of Audit Chamber, development of offers on their elimination, and also on enhancement of the budget process in general within competence;

5) ceased to be valid according to the Federal Law of the Russian Federation of 04.11.2014 No. 341-FZ

6) efficiency evaluation of provision of tax and other benefits and benefits, budget credits at the expense of means of the federal budget, and also assessment of legality of provision of the state guarantees and guarantees or ensuring obligation fulfillment with other methods according to the transactions made by legal entities and individual entrepreneurs at the expense of federal and other resources within competence of Audit Chamber;

7) determination of reliability of budget reports of chief managers of means of the federal budget and budgets of state non-budgetary funds of the Russian Federation and the annual statement about execution of the federal budget, budgets of state non-budgetary funds of the Russian Federation;

8) control of legality and timeliness of movement of means of the federal budget and means of state non-budgetary funds in the Central bank of the Russian Federation, authorized banks and other credit institutions of the Russian Federation;

9) providing within the competence of measures for anti-corruption.

Chapter 2. Structure and structure of Audit Chamber

Article 6. Structure of Audit Chamber

The Audit Chamber is formed as a part of the Chairman of Audit Chamber, the vice-chairman of Audit Chamber, auditors of Audit Chamber, the office of Audit Chamber.

Article 7. Chairman of Audit Chamber

1. The chairman of Audit Chamber is appointed to position by the State Duma for a period of six years on representation of the President of the Russian Federation. The same person more than two terms in a row cannot hold position of the Chairman of Audit Chamber.

2. Nominations for position assignment of the Chairman of Audit Chamber are made to the President of the Russian Federation by Council of the State Duma according to offers of fractions in the State Duma. To the president of the Russian Federation at least three nominations are made for position of the Chairman of Audit Chamber. The president of the Russian Federation chooses one from the proposed candidates and brings it in the State Duma for position assignment of the Chairman of Audit Chamber. If any of the made nominations will not be supported by the President of the Russian Federation, he has the right to propose other candidate and to provide it to the State Duma for position assignment of the Chairman of Audit Chamber.

3. The resolution on position assignment of the Chairman of Audit Chamber is accepted by the State Duma by a majority vote from total number of deputies of the State Duma.

4. The citizen of the Russian Federation who does not have nationality (citizenship) of the foreign state or the residence permit or other document confirming the right to permanent residence of the citizen of the Russian Federation in the territory of foreign state having higher education and work experience at least five years in the field of public administration, the state control (audit), economy, finance, law can be the chairman of Audit Chamber.

5. The chairman of Audit Chamber cannot consist in the related relations with the President of the Russian Federation, the Chairman of the Federation Council, the Chairman of the State Duma, the Russian Prime Minister, the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, the Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, the Head of Administration of the President of the Russian Federation, the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation.

6. Chairman of Audit Chamber:

1) performs management of activities of Audit Chamber and will organize its work in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, Regulations of Audit Chamber, represents Audit Chamber within the country and abroad;

2) represents to the Federation Council and the State Duma together with the vice-chairman of Audit Chamber reports for work of Audit Chamber.

7. The chairman of Audit Chamber cannot be the deputy of the State Duma, the member of the Federation Council and the member of the government of the Russian Federation. At the same time the Chairman of Audit Chamber has the right to participate in meetings of the Federation Council and State Duma, their committees and commissions, the Governments of the Russian Federation, Presidium of the Government of the Russian Federation.

8. The chairman of Audit Chamber is ahead of schedule dismissed by the decision of the State Duma in case:

1) violations of the legislation of the Russian Federation by it or making of abuses on service if the majority from total number of deputies of the State Duma votes for such decision;

2) the application in person about resignation;

3) recognitions by its incapacitated judgment which took legal effect;

4) in connection with loss of trust in the cases provided by the Federal Law of December 25, 2008 No. 273-FZ "About anti-corruption";

5) the terminations of citizenship of the Russian Federation or availability of nationality (citizenship) of the foreign state or the residence permit or other document confirming the right to permanent residence of the citizen of the Russian Federation in the territory of foreign state.

9. The decision on early release from position of the Chairman of Audit Chamber is drawn up by the resolution of the State Duma on representation of the President of the Russian Federation.

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