The Ministry of Labour, Family and Equal Opportunities took new measures regarding the Sectoral Operational Programme Human Resources Development (POSDRU), such as the adoption of „the unique registry of reimbursement applications and pre-financing applications,” support and audiences offices, according to the ministry.
As an anti-fraud measure, all beneficiaries must warrant that they have not offered nor gave, neither directly nor indirectly, any bribe to a public servant within AM POSDRU and the Regional Intermediate Bodies, regarding the projects submitted and the processing of the reimbursement requests.
The domain „Unique registry of reimbursement applications and pre-financing applications” is added to the www.fseromania.ro website for the processing of the reimbursement applications and the payments made to beneficiaries in 45 calendar days.
AM POSDRU and the Regional Intermediate Bodies must grant audiences starting on March 1, each Thursday. The support offices will open starting on the same date (help-desks within the Management Authority and within the Intermediate Bodies).
Minister of Labour Claudia Boghicevici requested general director of AM POSDRU Carmen Rosu simpler procedures for beneficiaries, a better monitoring of projects, the completion of the personnel scheme and to speed up the projects.
„Cutting off reimbursements by the European Commission is a usual short-term procedure, precaution measure of the European Commission which is lifted once the member state repairs its deficiencies. The suspension means the entire programme is blocked. At the moment, AM POSDRU makes payments to beneficiaries from the state budget, and the procedure to select the projects runs normally. AM POSDRU management strive to conclude all recommendations by mid-March, so that the European Commission should resume reimbursements within this programme,” reads the release.
The total funding allocated through the Sectoral Operational Programme Human Resources Development for the entire scheduled period 2007-2013 is about 4.25 million euros, with the EU contribution being 3.47 billion euros.