Kazakhstan's Agricultural Ministry unveils volume of digitalized services
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec. 29
Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Agriculture held public discussions over the Report on its activities in the provision of public services for 2020, Trend reports referring to the ministry.
The ministry began the active phase of transferring public services to an online format in 2019. Over the past year, it has transferred 82 percent of services to digital format. This year, when the entire work of the ministry was transferred to online mode due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the services’ digitalization accelerated.
For 9 months of 2020, 94 percent of public services assigned to the ministry are available in electronic form. Generally, out of 61 state services, 57 are provided online, the remaining - in paper format, 5 (on land resources) are provided by the ‘Government for Citizens’.
Of the total number of public services, 37 are provided by administrations of regions, including subsidizing services for the agro-industrial complex, plant growing, land resources, agricultural machinery, as well as some veterinary and phytosanitary services.
The ministry itself provides 19 services. For 9 months it provided 215,421 services, e.g. 24 percent in paper form, and 76 percent online. The share of services provided in paper form decreased by 34 percent compared to 2019.
Besides, the ministry has shortened the terms of providing public services in 16 areas of subsidizing the agro-industrial complex from 15 calendar days to 5 working days, for subsidizing investment investments - from 30 calendar days to 14 working days, for guaranteeing and insuring loans - up to 21 working days.
According to the accreditation of procurement organizations, the period for rendering public services has been reduced to 30 minutes.
To reduce administrative barriers, the terms for plant quarantine and registration of pesticides were minimized.
At the same time, within the framework of the amendments made to the Land Code of Kazakhstan, it’s envisaged to reduce the terms for the provision of 5 state services in the field of land resources.
Moreover, the timing of the provision of public services for the registration of agricultural equipment and the issuance of a license plate (from 15 calendar days to 1 working day) has been streamlined, and inspection of agricultural equipment by submitting photographs through the portal has been excluded.