MINSK, 23 June (BelTA) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko stressed the need to enhance public service discipline as he spoke about downsizing the state apparatus when commenting on speeches by delegates to the 5th Belarusian People's Congress on 23 June, BelTA has learned.
“The main thing is to improve public service discipline,” the Belarusian head of state stressed. Alexander Lukashenko recalled that in his speech at the People's Congress on 22 June, he cited examples of executive decisions that have not been implemented. The Belarusian leader noted that the procedure should be the following: a superior officer gives an instruction to his subordinate only once, and the latter executes it right away.
Alexander Lukashenko warned against ‘overtalking' the issue of streamlining the state apparatus. He also spoke against devising new criteria and concepts that would complicate the process. It is necessary to identify the functions of the state apparatus and then downsize it. In this context, the head of state emphasized that the main function of the state apparatus that underpins all its other functions is to refocus the resources on the manufacturing of innovative, in-demand products.