Ministry of National Economy proposes to delegate 1 606 of 2 442 functions from Government to central executive powers. It was stated by National Economy Minister Yerbolat Dossayev, who was presenting the draft Constitutional Law of Kazakhstan "On amendments and additions to some legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on division of powers between levels of government" in in the Senate of the Parliament.

"This distribution will contribute to "unloading" of the Government with increased authority and responsibility respectively of central public organs for development and implementation of state policy in supervised area, including through extension of powers of the ministries," Y. Dossayev said.

For example, according to the bill in social sphere, 98 Government functions on approval of various rules, regulations, requirements, forms, through amendments to 3 Codes and 18 legislative acts are to be transferred to the level of ministries.

Yerbolat Dossayev also said that the number of Office staff of Government will not be reduced due to delegation of certain powers to central and local authorities.

According to Minister, the territorial land inspection and departments of architectural control will be abolished.

"In the field of construction, housing and communal services and land management, the bill provides for delegation of functions to local authorities for licensing, certification and control in the field of architecture, urban planning and construction, as well as control in management of land resources," Y. Dossayev said.

According to the Minister, taking into account functions transferred to local executive powers, relevant Committee of National Economy Ministry reserves its function to monitor activities of local executive bodies in the field of architecture, urban planning and construction, and land management.

"Territorial land inspection and architectural control departments are abolished with transfer of level of strength in the amount of 515 units to local executive bodies and transfer of 54 units to central apparatus of the committee," Y. Dossayev said.

In general, local executive organs are invited to delegate 261 functions of central executive bodies.


Published: 18 September 2014



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