Kyrgyzstan has completed the delivery of income declarations by officials and their families. As the Director of the State Service Agency, Akylbek Dzhumabaev, emphasized, this campaign is aimed at fighting corruption and creating effective measures to prevent abuses in the public service. The list includes, in particular, ministers, heads of departments, chairmen of the Supreme and Constitutional Courts, as well as high-ranking officials from the presidential administration and the government apparatus.
The head of the State Service Agency said that the former members of the Kyrgyz government and deputies of the previous convocation must also provide a report on their financial condition. The former president of Kyrgyzstan, Askar Akayev, is also obliged to provide a declaration on his income and information about the property of his family. It is worth noting that former state secretary Osmonakun Ibraimov, sister of ex-President Akayev’s wife Sanatkul Zhamakeeva, former Prime Minister Nikolai Tanayev, former head of the Security Council Misir Ashirkulov, former press secretary of former president Abdil Segizbaev and a number of other top officials are among those who did not submit the declaration. in the Akayev government. It is symbolic that only 38 out of seventy deputies from the current deputies have submitted income declarations.
Meanwhile, Dzhumabayev noted that administrative responsibility would be applied to government officials who did not submit a declaration of income or did not correctly indicate their financial condition. In particular, the names of all violators will be published in the press.
As representatives of the new government emphasize, this is not a one-time action, but a modern anti-corruption system, first introduced in Kyrgyzstan according to the experience of other countries. To date, the agency received 953 declarations, which is 70% of the total number of current and vacated civil servants holding political and other special government positions in 59 state bodies of Kyrgyzstan.
Information on incomes has already been presented by the heads of all branches of power - the president of the country, Bakiyev, the speaker of the Zhogorku Kenesh Tekebayev, the acting deputy prime minister Madumarov and others. The declarations were also submitted by members of the Constitutional Court, heads of the Presidential Administration, the Central Election Commission, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Drug Control Agency, the National Bank, the Accounts Chamber, the Prosecutor General’s Office, individual deputies of the old and new convocations, heads of tax and customs inspections.
Among the well-known personalities who have not passed the declaration on their income and financial condition: the son of the ex-president Aydar Akayev, the former head of the Communists of Kyrgyzstan Turdakun Usubaliev, the former head of the National Security Service (SNB) Kalyk Imankulov. It is noteworthy that this list mainly includes persons close to the family of former head of state Akayev.
By the way, some statesmen were generally surprised that they should submit a declaration on their incomes. So, for example, the head of one of the metropolitan areas Nikolay Baylo said the following: “unfortunately, I did not know that I needed to pass the income statement. I get it from you. Nobody told me about it. Now, I can not exactly answer if I need to fill it. I don’t have any income except salary. ” Deputy Alisher Sabirov said: “I just did not have time to fill out and submit the income statement. But I will do it in the coming days. ” So before September I will try to be in time. The fact is that the Kyrgyz State Agency for Civil Service Affairs has extended the deadlines for the delivery of the income declaration for civil servants until September 1 of this year. The agency stressed that the persons holding administrative positions, failure to submit a declaration threatens with dismissal.
As one of the elements of the information campaign of the agency should be the publication of a list of all officials who passed and did not pass the declaration. The agency appeals to the latter to submit their income declarations before finalizing the final results. Also, relevant reports of a summary of the incomes of civil servants will be submitted to the President, the Prime Minister, the Jogorku Kenesh, the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of the country. There is also a helpline, according to which citizens can leave their complaint to any official.
The number of civil servants who carry out their activities on a professional basis in state bodies is about 17 thousand people. The law on public service in Kyrgyzstan was adopted in 2004. Therefore, according to Dzhumabayev, it is necessary to make some changes to this law: “We, like air, need to create an independent professional public service. All the years of independence, the country worked on the Soviet system. The old Soviet system is not yet broken. It is time to get rid of the remnants of the old obsolete system, political appointees. "
It is worth noting that the Civil Service Agency was established on the recommendation of donors from Kyrgyzstan, in particular the World Bank. However, the next loan of the bank today is a big question, since lending involves a change in the law on public service. Deputies are not in a hurry to consider these changes, since not everyone wants to make public their incomes and the incomes of their loved ones. At the same time, the payment of the second tranche of the loan of the World Bank under the GSAC program (structural changes in the public sector) will take place after Kyrgyzstan fulfills the relevant conditions of the loan agreement, in particular, the adoption of amendments to the Law on Public Service. This was reported by the public relations officer of the World Bank office in Bishkek, Jyldyz Dzhakypova. As she noted, the corresponding changes in the law lead to greater stability of the civil service system and its independence from political pressure.
“Some statesmen were generally surprised that they need to submit a declaration on their incomes, so the head of one of the metropolitan areas Nikolay Baylo said the following: Unfortunately, I did not know that I needed to pass the income declaration. I get it from you. Nobody told me about it. Now, I can not exactly answer if I need to fill it. I have no income except salary. Deputy Alisher Sabirov said: I just did not have time to fill out and submit the income statement. But I will do it in the coming days, so before September 1 I will try to make it. The fact is that the Civil Service Agency of the Kyrgyz Republic extended the deadlines for the delivery of the income declaration for civil servants until September 1 of this year. The agency stressed that the persons holding administrative positions, failure to submit a declaration threatens with dismissal. ”