Minister Mariana Vieira da Silva said this Tuesday, in Parliament, that the prior verification questionnaire for members of the Government “is not an eliminatory test”, nor does it require a minimum assessment, noting that it allows for a homogeneous assessment.
“It is not an eliminatory test, nor does it require a minimum evaluation. [O questionário] it allows a greater evaluation capacity, but there is no question, whose answer ‘yes’ “implies an elimination of the proposal”, said Mariana Vieira da Silva, in response to the Liberal Initiative (IL), in parliament.
On January 12, the Council of Ministers approved the resolution establishing a questionnaire for verification prior to proposing members of the Government to the President of the Republic.
This resolution was announced by Mariana Vieira da Silva at the end of the Council of Ministers meeting, adding that this questionnaire should be completed “by the personalities invited by the Prime Minister” to join the Government.
The pre-check questionnaire has 36 questions, covers the last three years of activities and extends to the household.
The minister, who was speaking this Tuesday at the parliamentary committee on Public Administration, Territorial Planning and Local Power, underlined that this questionnaire allows applying the same questions to all people, thus having more information and also a greater capacity for scrutiny and transparency.
“One of the great advantages it has is to increase collective awareness of the questions that will be put to it. Some asked by this Assembly of the Republic, others by the Court of Auditors and others by the population”, he added.
Urged by the same parliamentary group to clarify whether the issues in question can automatically limit someone to assume a position in the Government, Mariana Vieira da Silva stressed that the Assembly of the Republic.
“The questionnaire is an internal instrument of the Government. If they understand that the law should be reviewed, it is up to the Assembly of the Republic to review it. The questionnaire serves to collect information, it is not a test or examination”, he concluded.