Carlos Ochoa stopped being at the head of the Communications Superintendence (Supercom) last March. However, after Édison Toro was appointed as the new superintendent, this August 13, results of the evaluation made to the previous administration were presented.
From the Twitter account of the Supercom was updated the news that the new team, in charge of Toro, analyzed.
Dr. Édison Toro expresa que se realizó un análisis, evaluación y diagnóstico de la situación, lo que “nos permite tener una primera mirada y establecer la gestión de los próximos meses”. #EvaluaciónSupercom— Supercom Zona 6 (@SupercomZona6) 13 de agosto de 2018
As a general diagnosis, these 9 data were released:
- Failures in the audit and control tasks of media content.
- Reports without content analysis.
- In Human Talent there is no manual description, classification and assessment of positions.
- The institution does not have a Code of Ethics.
- Staff does not have a training plan.
- Acquisition of products without planning.
- Irregularities in contractual processes.
- High administrative burden.
- Important registry of hiring for very small amounts that reaches an approximate amount of $ 109,110.
Faced with these shortcomings, Superintendent Toro spoke of the importance of implementing an Optimization Plan. This, although within the proposal of the Executive to reform the Organic Law of Communication (LOC), it has been considered to eliminate the Supercom. Idea that still remains in draft and that must be processed by the National Assembly.
In that sense and while the institution remains skillful, Toro delineated the three axes under which it will direct this entity: 1. Austerity and transparency. 2. Protection of the rights of citizens. 3. Guarantee of freedom of expression.
In addition, the actions that will be taken to achieve better management were socialized.
All this diagnosis and initiatives are due to the fact that the main task assigned to the new superintendent was precisely to evaluate what was done by his predecessor, Carlos Ochoa, who remained in office from October 2013 until March 2018, when he was dismissed from his duties through of political judgment. (I)