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Thursday, November 26th, 2020

Government adopts bill on improving archival affairs legislation

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During the Government meeting chaired by Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev, a bill was adopted On Amendments and Additions to Some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Archival Affairs.

Minister of Culture and Sport Arystanbek Mukhamediuly reported that the bill was developed with the aim of improving archival affairs legislation. This is connected to the active integration of new information forms of documentation support and, in general, the complete transition to electronic document management.

In addition, under the conditions of existing economic and administrative reforms, completely new instruments for regulating archival affairs have appeared, due to which some provisions of the current legislation no longer meet modern requirements.

The bill also proposes to include in the network of state archives the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy, as well as special state archives.

The competence of Ministry is proposed to be supplemented with functions for the approval of state archives model personnel establishment ; rules of rendering paid kinds of activities on the sale of goods, works, and services by the state archives; rules on centralized state registration of documents of the National Archival Fund.

The conceptual innovation of the bill will be the consolidation of requirements for the design, management and storage of traditional, paper, and electronic documents in the combined regulatory legal acts.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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