State Expenditures Directorate

Director of the DirectorateVladimir Petrov
Vladimir Petrov

Contact details:
102 “G. S. Rakovski” Str.
1040 Sofia, Bulgaria
telephone: (+359) 2/9859 2200
fax: (+359) 2/9859 2202

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DIRECTORATE'S TASK

The Directorate analyses the multi-year financial consequences of first-level spending units' policy and budget proposals and assesses to what extent they are in line with the fiscal framework, available resources and state priorities. It assesses, in line with the principles of the programme and result-oriented budgeting, the first-level spending units' policy and budget proposals.

In pursuance of its tasks, the Directorate coordinates the proposals and the alternatives concerning the state expenditure policy. It plans, draws up and controls state bodies, ministries' and agencies' expenditures and revenues on a multi-year basis; gives proposals for the amount of revenues and expenditures under the budgets of the judiciary, the State Social Security, the National Health Insurance Fund, the National Audit Office and the National Assembly.  The Directorate analyses the policies and the perspectives for development of the sectors by functional area; at the same time it participates in the drafting of laws and by-laws in the sphere of public finance. It develops and analyses the revenues and expenditures of first-level spending units' budgets.

It participates in the preparation and compiling of the annual state budget laws of the Republic of Bulgaria and the by-laws related thereto, as well as of the medium-term budget framework and expenditure ceilings approved by the Council of Ministers.

The Directorate initiates proposals related to the optimisation of the spending policy, controls the overall fiscal discipline and gives proposals for the monthly limits of expenditures and payments.

It periodically prepares analyses for the implementation of the budgets of the state bodies, ministries and agencies.

In accordance with the legal framework it analyses and proposes to the Minister of Finance to make amendments to first-level spending units' budgets.

The Directorate participates in the work of interdepartmental committees and working groups and prepares opinions on materials for the committees of the National Assembly, the National Tripartite Cooperation Council and the meetings of the Council of Ministers.

SOCIAL EXPENDITURES DIVISION

Plans, draws up and controls the revenues and expenditures of first-level spending units that incur mainly social expenditures such as the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Youth and Sports.

1. Drafts and analyses proposals for the amount of revenues and expenditures of the budgets of the State Social Security, the National Health Insurance Fund, the Teachers' Pension Fund and Fund "Guaranteed Claims of the Factory and Office Workers".

2. Drafts and analyses proposals for the amount of revenues and expenditures of the budgets of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Youth and Sports.

3. Elaborates proposals for the amount of the budget of the Council for Electronic Media and the subsidies for the Bulgarian National Television, Bulgarian National Radio, the state universities, BAS and the Bulgarian News Agency.

4. Elaborates proposals for the amount of the subsidies and capital transfers for the non-profit organizations selected to perform activities for the public benefit while complying with the existing legislation.

5. Analyses the policies and perspectives for development of the following public spheres: social security, healthcare, education, science, sports, youth and culture.

6. Takes part in the drafting of laws and by-laws in the field of the sectors within the scope of the division.

7. Participates in the work of interdepartmental committees and working groups and prepares opinions on materials for the committees of the National Assembly, the National Tripartite Cooperation Council and the meetings of the Council of Ministers.

8. Initiates proposals related to the optimisation of the spending policies of the FLSUs within the scope of the division.

9. Assesses the multi annual financial consequences of the policies and budget proposals of the FLSUs while estimating whether those are compliant with the government priorities and the fiscal framework.

10. Takes part in the elaboration of bills and drafts of by-laws in the field of public finances.

11. Participates in the preparation and compiling of the draft state budget of the Republic of Bulgaria as well as of the medium-term budget framework and expenditure ceilings approved by the Council of Ministers.

12. Periodically prepares analyses for the implementation of the budgets of the budget organizations within the scope of the division, and makes proposals for optimisation of the expenditures provided for under the FLSUs budgets.

13. Plans, draws up and controls FLSUs expenditures in regard to the implementation of projects funded by government loans.

14. In accordance with the legal framework it analyses and proposes to the Minister to make amendments to the budgets of the first-level spending units within the scope of the division.

15. Determines the monthly limits of expenditures and payments of FLSUs within the scope of the division.

16. Participates in the elaboration of the written guidelines to FLSUs.

SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIVISION

Plans, draws up and controls the revenues and expenditures (both current and capital) of first-level spending units, which are significantly contributing to national economy sustainable development such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works, Ministry of Environment and Water, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Ministry of Tourism, State Fund "Agriculture", Commission for Protection of Competition, Communications Regulation Commission, Energy and Water Regulatory Commission, Nuclear Regulatory Agency, National Statistical Institute, State Agency "E-Government", State Agency "State Reserve and War-time Stocks", Financial Supervision Commission, Commission for Public Oversight of Statutory Auditors, Enterprise for Management of Environmental Protection Activities.

The Sustainable Economic Development Division is responsible for the following activities:

1. The financing of political parties in accordance with the provisions and requirements of the Law on the Political Parties.  

2. Develops and analyses current and capital expenditures of first-level spending units within the scope of the division.

3. Takes part in the drafting of laws and by-laws in the field of the sectors within the scope of the division.

4. Initiates proposals related to the optimisation of the spending policies of the FLSUs within the scope of the division.

5. Assesses the multi annual financial consequences of the policies and budget proposals of the FLSUs while estimating whether those are compliant with the government priorities and the fiscal framework.

6. Is responsible for the first-level spending units whose mission is to contribute to national economy sustainable development in the areas of infrastructure, transport and communications, namely the Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works, State Agency "E-Government", Communications Regulation Commission.

7. Is responsible for the first-level spending units whose mission is to contribute to national economy sustainable development in the areas of agriculture, environment, energy and tourism, namely the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Ministry of Environment and Water, Ministry of Tourism, Nuclear Regulatory Agency, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Energy, Energy and Water Regulatory Commission, State Fund "Agriculture" and State Agency "State Reserve and War-time Stocks".

8. Periodically prepares analyses for the implementation of the budgets of FLSUs within the scope of the division.

9. In accordance with the legal framework it analyses and proposes to the Minister of Finance to make amendments to the budgets of the first-level spending units for which the division is responsible.

10. Participates in the preparation and compiling of the draft state budget of the Republic of Bulgaria as well as of the draft decision of the Council of Ministers for approval of the medium-term budget framework and expenditure ceilings.

11. Determines the monthly limits of expenditures and payments of FLSUs for which the division is responsible.

12. Plans, draws up and controls FLSUs expenditures in regard to the implementation of projects funded by government loans.

13. Participates in the elaboration of the written guidelines to FLSUs.

KEY STATE FUNCTIONS DIVISION

1. Plans, draws up and controls the revenues and expenditures (both current and capital) of first-level spending units that perform state functions and those directly involved in defence, internal security and public order: the Council of Ministers, Administration of the President, Constitutional Court, National Audit Office, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2018, State Intelligence Agency, National Security Service, State Commission for Information Security, State Agency "National Security", State Agency "Technical Operations", Commission for Disclosure of the Documents and for Announcing the Affiliation of Bulgarian Citizens with the State Security Service and the Intelligence Services of the Bulgarian Popular Army, Commission for Personal Data Protection, Commission for Protection against Discrimination, Commission for Forfeiture of Criminal Assets, Commission for Prevention and Ascertainment of Conflict of Interest, the Ombudsman, the Central Electoral Commission and the National Special Intelligence Means Control Bureau.

2. Gives proposals for the amount of revenues and expenditures (both current and capital) of the autonomous budget of the National Assembly.

3. Gives proposals for the amount of revenues and expenditures (both current and capital) of the autonomous budget of the Supreme Judicial Council.

4. Assesses the budget proposals of the FLSUs within the scope of the division.

5. Prepares proposals for reallocation of the budget resources in view to ensuring the funds required for the implementation of the government programme.

6. Assesses, in line with the principles of the programme and result-oriented budgeting, the first-level spending units' policies and programmes.

7. Coordinates the proposals and alternatives concerning the spending policy of the relevant state bodies, ministries and agencies and assesses the effect of their potential funding.

8. Participates in the preparation and compiling of the annual state budget laws and the by-laws related thereto, approved by the Council of Ministers.

9. Periodically prepares analyses for the implementation of the budgets of the state bodies, ministries and agencies within the scope of the division.

10. In accordance with the legal framework it analyses and proposes to the Minister of Finance to make amendments to the budgets of the first-level spending units for which the division is responsible.

11. Determines the monthly limits of expenditures and payments of FLSUs within the scope of the division.

12. Takes part in the drafting of laws and by-laws in the field of public finances. 

13. Participates in the work of interdepartmental committees and working groups and prepares opinions on materials for the committees of the National Assembly and the meetings of the Council of Ministers.

14. Participates in the elaboration of the written guidelines to FLSUs.

SITUATIONS CENTRE DIVISION

Designing and creating standardized budget models related to the budgetary procedure and the three-year budget forecast with regard to the revenues and expenditures of budget organizations.

Designs, develops, implements and operates an automated system for finance management as a module of the communication system for governance of the country in peacetime and in times of crisis. 

1. Summarizes the developed written guidelines to FLSUs.       

2. Prepares information on the implementation of policies and programmes throughout the budget cycle. Aggregates the budget information obtained from FLSUs as well as the alternative solutions and suggestions.

3. Creates and maintains a database necessary for the activity of the Directorate and systematically carries out periodic and annual analysis of the revenues and expenditures of the state bodies, ministries, agencies and regulatory authorities, and part of the central budget expenditures for which the Directorate is responsible by sector, group and function. Prepares summarized references for the purposes of managerial decision-making.

4. Summarizes the information of the Directorate related to the budget procedure and the report on budget execution for the relevant period. 

5.  Analyses, drafts opinions on and prepares orders for amendments to the budgets of the first-level spending units in the process of the annual State Budget Law implementation related to the funding of the complex automated system for management and use of the contingency reserve within the budget in its part for avoidance and elimination of the consequences of disasters.

6. Analyses the allocation of the funds intended for avoidance and elimination of the consequences of disasters and accidents. Maintains a database with information on the utilization of the funds from the contingency reserve intended for avoidance and elimination of the consequences of disasters.

7. Takes part in the work of interdepartmental councils, committees and expert working groups. Prepares opinions on materials for the Interdepartmental Relief and Recovery Committee, the Defence Industry and Supplies Security Interdepartmental Board, the Interdepartmental Council on CAS and the meetings of the Council of Ministers.

8. Takes part in the drafting of laws and by-laws on national security and defence, crises management and information security within the scope of activity of the division.

9. Initiates proposals related to improving the effectiveness of the implementation of the policies and programmes of the beneficiaries operating within the competence of the division.

10. Creates and maintains a database with information on the expenditures envisaged for security and defence and crises management activities.