Kay Scheller - Präsident des Bundesrechnungshofes

President Kay Scheller

Curriculum vitae

Reduction of the solidarity surcharge

Opinion issued by the Federal Performance Commissioner

Reduction of the solidarity surcharge

In this opinion, the Federal Performance Commissioner focuses on the plans of the government coalition to remove the solidarity surcharge in part. The Federal Performance Commissioner recommends abolishing the solidarity surcharge promptly and fully for constitutional and budgetary reasons.

Armed Forces, road works, building construction, health, taxes

Armed Forces, road works, building construction, health, taxes

“The audit findings published today provide updated input to the parliamentary discharge procedure under way. The spring report serves to make available our audit findings and recommendations in a timely manner to help ensure that shortcomings and inefficient management in the public sector can be addressed promptly”, Kay Scheller, President of the German SAI stated when he issued the spring report.

Objectives of railway reform not achieved

Special report

Objectives of railway reform not achieved

The federal government and the Deutsche Bahn AG (German railways) failed to achieve the key objectives of the railway reform. In particular, they did not manage to shift traffic from other modes of transport to the railway or to alleviate the strain on the federal budget. “The federal government needs to live up to its constitutional mandate. The federal government is the owner of Deutsche Bahn and needs to clearly define the strategic direction and the way Deutsche Bahn operates”, said Kay Scheller, President of the German SAI.

Major shortcomings in rail infrastructure maintenance

Special report

Major shortcomings in rail infrastructure maintenance

The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure is negotiating with the German railways “Deutsche Bahn AG” on a future agreement for rail infrastructure maintenance. “The Federal Ministry of Transport should initiate action today and not wait for the year 2025 to address the system’s shortcomings," said Kay Scheller, President of the German SAI.

Federal budget: Detailed analyses of departmental budgets

Advisory Report

Federal budget: Detailed analyses of departmental budgets

Reports addressed to the Budget Committee of Federal Parliament to inform the 2019 budget deliberations.

Banking supervision

Special report

Banking supervision

Risky gap in the control of European banking supervision.

Annual Reports

Consolidate – Invest – Reduce public debt

“The favourable framework conditions currently governing the federal budget provide nothing more than an illusion of security“, said Kay Scheller, President of the German SAI, when he presented the 2018 annual audit report in Berlin on 13 November 2018.

Audit institutions place focus on sustainability

Conference of Presidents

Audit institutions place focus on sustainability

On 15-16 October 2018, the Conference of Presidents of Germany’s SAI and the regional audit institutions took place in Bonn. Sustainable development was at the heart of discussion.

Bring citizens to the focus

Speech by SAI President

Kay Scheller elaborates on how state audit may enhance transparency, impact and sustainability

In our turbulent and volatile times, SAIs play a role that can furnish a wealth of experiences, lessons learnt and sustainable solutions.“

Symposium: “Good Public Administration and Benefits for Citizens – the Role of Parliamentary Control Bodies” held at the Vienna Hofburg on 25 September 2018.

Coordination and steering to implement energy transition by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Special Report

Coordination and steering to implement energy transition by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

“The intergenerational project of energy transition run by the Federal Government is at risk of failure. Our audit evidence suggests that implementation is largely falling short of the targets set”, concluded Kay Scheller, President of the German SAI when he issued a report to Federal Parliament on how the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has implemented energy transition.

Rescue services

Advisory Report

Rescue services

Costs frequently passed on to health insurers.

2018 Management Letter – Electric vehicle purchase grant

Management Letters

Electromobility

Environmental bonus falling far short of expectations.

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