Dushanbe Mayor Rustam Emomali has asked the Accounts Chamber to inspect financial activity carried out by the Dushanbe Administration last year. 

According to the Dushanbe mayor’s office, the request is made with the aim to ensure transparency and efficiency of targeted use of the city’s budgetary funds.  

The Majlisi Namoyandagon (Tajikistan’s lower chamber of parliament) passed the law on the establishment of the Accounts Chamber of the Republic of Tajikistan on June 1, 2011.

This government institution reportedly controls revenue and expenditure parts of the national budget, off-budget funds and investments coming in the country’s economy from abroad.

The Accounts Chamber was reportedly established to tighten control of finances as well as conduct audit and assess the national budget.

The Accounts Chamber is accountable to the President and the Parliament.  The Majlisi Namoyandagon elects chief auditors of the Accounts Chamber upon the recommendation of the President; chief auditor may be elected to not more than two seven-year terms.