In 2009, the National Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Information Technology (ANRCETI - www.anrceti.md) proposed for public consultations 14 draft decisions deemed to exercise significant impact on the electronic communications market and as a result, received 313 recommendations thereto from market players. Detailed figures are cited in the Agency's Annual Report on transparency in decision-making exposed today ANRCETI website.
It shows that the total number of recommendations – 238 were considered well-grounded and served as basis for further modification and completion of the Administrative Board Decisions. The report specifies that the decision-making on projects covered various active forms of consultation such as public hearings and debates, working meetings and public sessions of the Agency Board to approve these projects.
The main tool used in the public consultation process was the official website of the Agency. Every draft document subject to consultation was displayed on page, being supplemented by an informative text with a summary of its contents, the arguments to justify the need of adopting the document, data on accompanying materials, the duration of the consultation, the deadline for and manner of submitting comments and recommendations. The website also provided information on public sessions and hearings, summaries of recommendations from providers, as well as results of consultations and final approval by Administrative Board.
Under Article 16 of Law on Transparency in Decision Making 239-XVI of 13.11.2008, the Agency as a regulatory authority is required to prepare and make publicly available its annual reports on transparency in decision making. The specified article also provides that the annual report for the previous year must be made publicly available no later than the end of the first quarter of the following year.
April 9, 2010