Uzbekistan to ensure transparency of state bodies
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Nov. 12
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
The cabinet of ministers of Uzbekistan have adopted a resolution calling for the country to create a system for monitoring and evaluating the transparency levels of government and public authority agencies beginning in 2016.
The resolution was adopted to carry out a set of measures aimed at carrying out the law, "On activity transparency of state power and governance bodies", which was enacted in Uzbekistan in May 2015.
The Public Council was created as a consultative body to assist in the formation of the system to ensure transparency of agencies and put in place the system monitoring the transparency level of their activities which will coordinate the monitoring, according to the document.
Candidates for membership on the Public Council will be nominated by public associations and NGOs.
Earlier it was reported that in August 2015, Uzbekistan launched an open data portal. The government made it mandatory for authorities to place the data from their activities on this portal.
Government agencies were also instructed to create a section entitled "Open data" on their official websites, where information is to be published.
In July 2013, Uzbekistan created a single Internet portal for state services and call centers, which became the "router" for calls to government bodies.
The basic principles of openness in the operation of government authorities and departments are accessibility, timeliness and accuracy of the information they provide, along with openness and transparency of their activities, the freedom of searching, and receiving and spreading information about activities of government bodies.
Requests for information about the activities of government agencies are subject to mandatory reviews.