Majilis approves draft law on transfer state functions to competitive environment
The bill on the transfer of state functions to a competitive environment was developed in frames of implementation of the 97th stage of 100 concrete steps of the Nation’s Plan.
Minister of National Economy of Kazakhstan Timur Suleimenov presented the bill "On making amendments and additions to some legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on transferring state functions to a competitive environment" at the plenary session of the Majilis of the Parliament, Bnews.kz correspondent reports.
Timur Suleimenov noted the bill lays the legal foundation for expanding the ability of citizens to participate in the decision-making process through the development of self-regulation, as well as the transfer of functions that are not relevant to the state in a competitive environment and self-regulating organizations.
The bill predicts consolidation of basic approaches to transfer of functions of public authorities to a competitive environment; the transfer of individual functions to self-regulation and the non-government sector. The first and main part of the amendments are the basic approaches
“The analysis of 2016 has revealed the key problem – lack of criteria and systematic approach of transferring of the public authorities’ functions to a competitive environment. In this connection, the bill defines goals, principles, and methods of transferring the functions of public authorities to a competitive environment; criteria, algorithm for selection and transfer of functions; monitoring the quality of the implementation of functions and the mechanism for their return, in the case of poor-quality implementation; powers of the Government and state bodies, the role of the Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs, rights and duties of performers of functions; as well as the functions of a commission specially set up under the government,” the head of the authority added.
According to him, functions aimed at protecting national, information security, defense, public order and so on are not considered as being transferred to a competitive environment.
At full transfering the function is carried out exclusively at the expense of users of functions or completely passes to the self-regulating organization. In this case, the function is legally excluded from the competence of the state agency and transferred to a competitive environment. Part of the transfer includes the currently known ways of transferring functions to sales through outsourcing, the state social order, and the state task. Since these methods are already regulated by the current legislation, the bill provides reference rules to the laws on public procurement, state social order and the Budget Code.
The minister of Economy stated the implementation of this bill will allow: to build a legal basis for the system transfer of functions that are not relevant to the state in a competitive environment; Increase the participation of citizens in the decision-making process, including through the development of self-regulation; improve the quality of services provided to citizens; and also, to bring to a new level the cooperation of government and business, ready to assume responsibility for the high-quality fulfillment of obligations to society.
It should be noted that the draft law was approved by the member of Majilis in the first reading.