The powers of the khokims to be reviewed
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev touched on the tasks of creating a comprehensively thought out and effective management system:
“At recent meetings with newly elected parliamentarians, we thoroughly discussed all issues related to the effective organization of legislative and control activities of the Oliy Majlis.
I want to draw your attention to a number of urgent tasks in this area.
Firstly, this is a further strengthening of the role and responsibility of local executive and representative authorities in public administration.
It is necessary to create a new control system, which will determine how effectively the kkhokims use the broad powers granted to them over the past 3 years, as well as assess the performance of the territorial structures of ministries and departments.
This raises a fair question: why does the Prime Minister, all members of the Government, kkhokims of the regions report to the parliament, and the heads of district and regional organizations do not report to the local Kengashes?
To fill this gap, a reporting system of kkhokims of districts on the execution of their programs to regional Kengashes will be introduced.
Now, khokims must inform the media and the public at least once a year about the fulfillment in their region of the target parameters and indicators defined in decrees, resolutions, concepts and strategies.
In order to increase efficiency, I propose introducing the Kengash inquiry institute into the activities of local representative bodies.
Another important issue. Currently, the legislation provides for the implementation by kkhokimiyats of about 300 tasks and functions. Of these, 175, in fact, are not included in the core competence of kkhokims and duplicate the functions of other departments, which cannot but affect the quality of work and performance discipline.
In this regard, it is recommended that the Senate of the Oliy Majlis, with the involvement of the Ministry of Justice, review the authorities of the kkhokims in the first half of this year and prepare proposals for the transfer of unusual and duplicate functions to the relevant departments.
Secondly, today we expect from non-governmental non-profit organizations and other civil society institutions that they more actively draw the attention of state bodies to problems of concern to citizens, as well as their reasonable proposals.
To this end, we must establish social partnership with non-governmental non-profit organizations at the republican and regional levels, and increase the volume of grants and social orders.
Social partnership is also necessary to expand ministries and departments. Therefore, it is necessary to improve the activities of the Public Fund to support non-governmental non-profit organizations and other civil society institutions under the Oliy Majlis.
The obligation to hold public consultations when making decisions on the most important issues of the country’s socio-economic life, which are of particular interest to the population, should be clearly fixed. Such decisions will only be made with public approval.
To strengthen public control, establish closer interaction between the state and society, I propose creating the Public Chamber of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
In general, it is necessary to establish practical interaction between the parliament, the Government and civil society institutions in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and hold regular parliamentary and public hearings on this issue.