Corruption level in Kazakhstan’s armed forces decreases

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Astana, Kazakhstan, March 13

By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:

Corruption has been decreased in Kazakhstan's armed forces during the last three years, the Kazakh Defense Ministry reported on March 13.

"Despite a number of high-profile cases related to corruption in the armed forces causing a public resonance, as well as the growth of corruption cases in the whole country, the analysis conducted over the corruption cases in the army during the past three years shows a decline in the level of corruption in the troops. Thus, the number of corruption crimes in the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan decreased by 46 percent in 2011," the report said.

The report notes that a plan on key measures for 2014 was approved in Kazakhstan including the improvement of the performance in the field of anti-corruption in the Armed Forces.

"The plan envisages the expansion of the list of positions with a high risk of corruption offenses with the establishment of increased requirements for admission and service in these positions , including the acceptation of the commitments on the possibility of application in respect of persons holding these positions, mechanisms providing special control of their observance of anti-corruption legislation. Herewith, the cases of persons which have not passed such control will be reconsidered for further military service,"the report specified.

The report said that The Honor Code of servicemen of Kazakhstan Armed Forces will be worked out, the discipline of the Fundamentals anticorruption outlook is planned to be introduced in the high and secondary military schools of the country.

It is planned to work out the standards for military equipment in Kazakhstan with their given commissioning properties and construction features that will allow to the republic a state system of technical regulation, excluding the corruption component in the preparation of the technical task for organizer of public procurement.

The work on the implementation of the articles of the anti-corruption action plan in the Armed forces of Kazakhstan is continued, the report noted.

Translated by S.I.
Edited by S.M.

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