Kazakhstan to see next mass reduction in civil servants

Politics Materials 22 June 2009 17:49 (UTC +04:00)

Kazakhstan, Astana, June 22 / Trend , K. Konirova/ The Kazakh government is designing a new decree which envisages mass reduction in civil servants, Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Masimov said.

"New decree which calls for next mass reduction in civil servants will be issued soon. We have already seen reduction in national companies. But we think there is a need for further reductions," Masimov said.  

He said only after reduction it will be decided to cancel or prolong moratorium on filling up vacancies in governmental agencies till end of 2009.

"As to graduates of presidential scholarship Bolashak, this issue will be solved separately," Masimov said.

Last week the parliament appealed prime minister with a request to rescind the moratorium imposed on 1 April on vacancies in the public service till end of 2009.

In 2008, the unemployment rate among citizens aged 15 to 24 years was 7.4 per cent in Kazakhstan, which 2.4 percent more than total unemployment. Members of parliament believe there is a risk that this trend could worsen this year again against a background reduced production and reduction in jobs.

MPs more than 323,000 people will graduate from universities and colleges in 2009. Nearly 46,500 studied via grants. More than 800 students studying in the most prestigious educational institution worldwide are returning home as soon as presidential scholarship Bolashak was issued this summer.

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