Uzbekistan approves state program against corruption
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Feb. 7
By Demir Azizov– Trend:
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has approved the state program on fighting corruption for 2017-2018.
The state program envisages measures for prevention of corruption in all spheres of activity of the government and society, timely detection and suppression of corruption offenses, elimination of their consequences, causes and conditions, as well as improvement of legislation in the field of fighting corruption.
The state program also provides for the development of the draft laws “On state service”, “On public and private partnership”, “On public procurement”, “On distribution of legal information”, “On public control”, “On protection of victims, witnesses and other participants of criminal proceedings” and “On administrative procedures.”
It is planned to implement additional anti-corruption measures in the field of ensuring transparency of the process of formation and spending of budgetary funds, as well as the availability of information on the distribution of these funds.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev by his decree created the Uzbek Republican Interdepartmental Commission headed by Attorney General Ihtiyor Abdullayev for coordination of activity and ensuring of interaction of agencies and organizations participating and engaged in anti-corruption activities.
The commission included heads of the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the State Tax Committee, the State Customs Committee, the State Statistics Committee, the State Competition Committee, the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan.
The heads of the Supreme Court and the Supreme Economic Court, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the National Centre for Human Rights, the Committee of the Legislative Chamber and the Committee of the Senate, as well as other structures of Uzbekistan, also joined the commission.
The decisions of this commission will be binding upon all bodies of state power and administration, public associations and other organizations of Uzbekistan.