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Azerbaijani Labor Ministry decides on further activity directions

Business Materials 22 July 2011 19:13
The Azerbaijani Labor and Social Protection Ministry will concentrate on three main spheres in the future, the minister Fizuli Alekperov said at the ministry's board meeting on the results of the first half on Friday.
Azerbaijani Labor Ministry decides on further activity directions

Azerbaijan, Baku, July 22 / Trend, A.Akhundov /

The Azerbaijani Labor and Social Protection Ministry will concentrate on three main spheres in the future, the minister Fizuli Alekperov said at the ministry's board meeting on the results of the first half.
"We are studying ways to improve public service and efficiency of our work and strive to minimize the relationship between citizens and government officials. To do this, we have determined three main spheres for further activity," Alekperov said.
He said the first direction is to improve the existing rules by using information and communication technologies.
"Using the world practice and information and communication technologies, we are working to introduce new mechanisms to consider citizens' appeals," Alekperov said.

As it was noted at the meeting, effectiveness of an alternative mechanism of citizens' appeals (by mail or in electron form) will be checked for the effective implementation of targeted social assistance (TSA), for minimizing contacts between citizens and government officials and eliminating subjective factors in making decisions and Balakan and Jalilabad regions.

"In this regard, we are working with the Communications and Information Technology Ministry. I think next year these mechanisms will be used," Alekperov said.

The Labor Ministry began working with banks to issue plastic cards to targeted assistance recipients.

The second direction, as Alekperov said, is strengthening public control.
"We need to strengthen public control to comply with the rules provided by the legislation. The press and the Public Council under the ministry play great role in this," Alekperov said.
The first meeting of the Public Council was held on July 15. Its charter was approved at the meeting.
He said according to the third direction, the ministry, using its authorities will continue to fulfill inspection and supervision functions.
"At present, we have sent four appeals to prosecutor's office to reveal facts of misuse of funds allocated for social assistance," Alekperov said.

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