Ministry of Transparency, Inspection and Control maintains functions of the former CGU
According to the minister of the new portfolio, status guarantees greater visibility to the agency
The Comptroller General of the Union (CGU) officially became, last Thursday (12), the Ministry of Transparency, Inspection and Control (MTFC), through the726 Provisional Measure, edited by the acting President of the Republic, Michel Temer. The change in the organ's nomenclature, however, does not change its functions.
The minister of the new portfolio, Fabiano Silveira, explains that the name change was intended to give the agency even more prestige. “Our efforts continue to be joint to emphasize measures to combat corruption. This is a right for Brazilian citizens, ”said Fabiano. "Transforming the CGU into a ministry is a way of giving greater visibility to what has already become an organ in which society fully trusts and that is why we will maintain all the functions of the Controllership," explained the minister.
Created on May 28, 2003, with the publication of Law No. 10.683, the then CGU was the body in charge of assisting the President of the Republic directly and immediately in the performance of his duties in matters relating to the defense of public property and the increase of management transparency, within the scope of the Executive Branch, through the activities of internal control, public audit, correction, prevention and fight against corruption, and ombudsman. In 2003, the CGU's creation law incorporated the functions of the then Federal Internal Affairs Office - established in 2001 by Provisional Measure No. 2.143-31 - into the body's structure, which had the purpose of combating, within the scope of the Federal Executive Branch, fraud and corruption and promote the defense of public assets.
The Ministry of Transparency, Inspection and Control remains as the central body of the Internal Control System and the Correction System, both of which are the Federal Executive Branch and maintain all activities related to the defense of public assets and to the increase of management transparency, through the internal control, public audit, correction, prevention and fight against corruption, and ombudsman activities.
Source: CGU (17/05)
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