MINSK, 18 October (BelTA) - Work on the new bill on public service continues. Not all issues have been resolved yet, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a meeting in the Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the Belarusian President in Minsk in 18 October, BelTA has learned.
The president noted that the current law on public service was adopted more than 15 years ago. With the social and economic environment ever changing, it needs revising. “We need to take into account the practice of its application and to determine new promising areas of the development of the institution of public service,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.
The president instructed to work out the new law a long time ago. This issue is handled by a working group of scientists and experts. Most of them are non-public servants to make sure they “do not craft the law for their needs”. In January 2019, the bill was considered at a meeting with the head of state. “Not all issues have been resolved yet. But the work continues. We have to solve specific problems: convergence of regulations governing various types of public service, increasing public service discipline, and formalizing a set of financial and social guarantees to compensate for the restrictions imposed on public servants,” Aleksandr Lukashenko noted.More about President