Special report on condition of municipal control in the Russian Federation presented at the 10th Gaidar Forum that is already over

Research of municipal control is usually beyond the expert work, scientific and analytical research; the first and the only report on condition of municipal control was prepared by the Ministry of Economic Development in 2011. However, the situation began to change, inter alia, due to some efforts put by employees of the Local Self-Government Center. Minutes of Meeting of the Project Committee dated January 27, 2017 No. 5 approved the Passport of the Priority Project Improvement of Implementation of Control and Supervision Powers at the Regional and Municipal Levels; Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation dated December 01, 2018 No. 2655-р established the working group to prepare proposals to improve the state control (supervision) and municipal control system and approved the list of its members.

Preparation of the special report on condition of municipal control in the Russian Federation was timed to coincide not only with the 15th anniversary of the federal law on local self-government, but also with the 10th anniversary of the federal law of control and supervision activities.

The special report states that, on the one hand, control is one of the forms of exercise of management activities that are exercised along with other forms, such as planning, adoption of regulations, etc. On the other hand, this is a separate issue of local importance, or power of a local self-government body. Analysis of the current legislation makes it possible to draw a conclusion on substantial terminological mess-up that seriously influences formation of law enforcement practice.

The existing regulations do not make it possible to exactly and unambiguously separate limits of the municipal control from the contiguous state or public control. Moreover, in some cases, the municipal control, de facto, transforms into the owner’s control or control exercised within contractual relations emerging, for instance, when performing a municipal assignment.

The special report was presented at the Gaidar Forum 2019 within a separate section for municipal control. 

Additional information on the publication:

E.S. Shugrina, I.E. Kabanova, K.A.Ivanova On Condition of Municipal Control in the Russian Federation: Special Report. — Moscow: Prospect Publishing House, 2018. - 184 pages.

Preparation of this special report was timed to coincide not only with the 15th anniversary of the federal law on local self-government, but also with the 10th anniversary of the federal law of control and supervision activities. The special report describes the current condition of the municipal control, provides analysis of the federal and regional legislation, and of the most important municipal regulations. Great attention is paid to research of types of municipal control and assessment of their performance based on regional and municipal reports on condition of municipal control. Results of monitoring of legal precedents in all types of municipal control are cited. The special report contains results of survey of local self-government bodies, conducted by employees of the Local Self-Government Center in autumn 2018.

Full text of the special report


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