Of the 2301 new recommendations of the Court of Auditors (ToC) in 2018, only 28.77% were accepted. According to the "Report of Activities and Accounts 2018", published this Wednesday, in total were 662 new recommendations received last year.
"From the follow-up done by the Court in 2018 to the recommendations formulated in the previous three years, it was found that the average reception level was 61%, improving 3% in relation to the previous year", says the institution presided over by Vítor Boiler.
The ToC has evaluated the impact of accepting the recommendations and considered the adequacy of the evaluation model and definition of tie-breaking criteria based on aspects that are not merely formal in the contracting procedures and an improvement in the quantitative and qualitative information in the General Account of the With a financial impact of at least € 4.4 billion.
For the institution, the positive impact has also been achieved by improving transparency and accountability, adjusting the structure of health facilities, regularizing inappropriate situations in the salary process, providing additional work and attendance records . Already in the social security recommendations he identified "improvements in the uniformity of the criteria applied by the various entities, greater control of fixed assets, improvements in the organization of processes, accounting for income from contributions and contributions and in articulation with external entities."
According to the balance sheet, the ToC has controlled 1,300 entities, involving about 250 billion euros of public expenditure. As a whole, it has previously audited 2,600 acts and contracts, carried out 57 audits, verified 548 accounts of public bodies and decided 49 processes for effecting financial liabilities.
"The TdC decided in 2018 to move towards a more transversal control paradigm, placing demography and climate change issues among the priority areas in the medium and long term, and carried out seven preliminary studies, whose audits will be completed in 2019 and 2020," refers.
The level of implementation of the action plan was set at 82% last year. "The institutional indicators require us to be more attentive to the aspects of productivity and efficiency, clearly betting on its improvement. The changes that are characteristic of the institution's evolution in the face of the challenges posed to it constitute an opportunity for modernization and future growth, "Vítor Caldeira said in a statement.