A meeting on the activities of the National Commission for Modernization held in Akorda
The meeting was attended by Prime Minister B.Sagintayev, head of the Presidential Administration A.Dzhaksybekov, chairman of the National Bank D.Akishev, members of the Government and government managers.
The President of Kazakhstan noted that the implementation of the Plan of the nation “100 concrete steps” aimed at strengthening the rule of law, improving the system of public service, creation conditions for business development, strengthening social stability, as well as formation an open government accountability to citizens.
“Execution of these five points is the stage of Kazakhstan joining top 30 most developed world countries,” Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
The Head of State stressed the importance of the transition to the bonus system, awarding civil servants on the basis of their evaluation, the need for strict observance of the Code of Ethics, the relevance of ensuring civil servants on transfer to another place without service housing privatization law.
The President of Kazakhstan emphasized the importance of career advancement on the basis of competitive selection.
Promotion of the contest of civil servants occupying subordinate positions, will be an effective tool to strengthen the principle of meritocracy, Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
The Head of State drew attention to the need to use competitive procedures for admission to law enforcement agencies.
“The image of the police in our country must change. Employees should raise the confidence of the citizens and their activities should be directed to the provision in the first place, aid to the population,” the President of Kazakhstan said.
At the same time, Nursultan Nazarbayev gave instructions to further study the issue of modernization of the country’s law enforcement agencies with regard to the distribution of competence and accountability of local police services.
The President also instructed to expedite the establishment of the International Arbitration Centre within Astana International Financial Centre.
The President of Kazakhstan emphasized the special importance of attracting foreign investors, as well as the appropriate distribution of the productive forces in the country.
In addition, the Head of the State noted the importance of the reforms on the introduction of social health insurance.
“I would like us to come very close to solving this issue. Despite the difficulties, this is a very progressive direction. Preparatory and explanatory work among the population should be done,” Victor Yushchenko said.
During the discussion of the implementation of some steps, Nursultan Nazarbayev pointed to a number of shortcomings from Government part and other interested bodies and instructed to intensify work.
The President also instructed to update the Concept of tourism industry development of till 2020, taking into account the priority of domestic tourism.
“We must concentrate all our efforts on the promotion of regional tourism. This is important for the economy and to strengthen the Kazakh identity and unity,” Nursultan Nazarbayev said.
The President of Kazakhstan emphasized the urgency of further improvement activities to improve the quality of public services through the “Government for citizens.”
Nursultan Nazarbayev reminded the participants of the need to enhance the performance and control in all areas of the Plan of the nation, as well as the personal responsibility of managers.
In conclusion, the President noted that the purpose of implementation of the Plan of the nation and the key government programs is how to achieve a significant positive economic effect as a whole and the well-being of every citizen.
Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan