IRREGULARITIES in the budget worth almost RSD 30 billion
The State Audit Institution (DRI) has identified irregularities in the statement of accounts of the Serbian 2018 budget, one of them being the non-disclosure of revenues and income in the amount of at least RSD 28.4 billion. The DRI report on the audit of the statement of accounts of last year’s budget shows that no expenditures for the acquisition of non-financial assets of at least RSD 4.5 billion were disclosed. It was pointed out that expenditures for the acquisition of non-financial assets in the amount of at least RSD 3.7 billion were disclosed more, as well as 95 project activities that have not been implemented. “When determining the results for 2018, revenues of at least RSD 16.9 billion and expenditures of at least RSD 821.6 million were not included,” the DRI said. It was also determined that the management of certain financial areas is done in a different way than prescribed, so income from the sale of commodity reserves to the budget of the Republic in the total amount of RSD 2.1 billion was recorded by executing book entry orders, and the data on donations received that are managed by the Treasury Department do not include the total donations received. Off-balance sheets do not record claims in the amount of at least RSD 1.8 billion and claims in the amount of about RSD 23.9 billion were recorded more, according to the DRI report.