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President of Kazakhstan instructs to reformat budget totally
NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM - President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev instructed to cut off all unnecessary programs from the state budget, Kazinform correspondent reports.
"There are many examples of poor quality and unprofessional planning. At the same time, public bodies make comments to the ordinary executors for inefficient use of funds, and disciplinary sanctions are imposed disproportionately to the number of violations identified. In 2018, 155 employees were hired; only 7% or 11 people of them are managers. I instruct the Government, together with the Accounts Committee, to strengthen accountability for inefficient use and planning of budgetary funds in both the public and quasi-public sectors. This issue should be resolved at the legislative level. I am sure that the Parliament will support these initiatives,” Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said, speaking at an enlarged meeting of the Government.
Also, the Head of State instructed the Government to make proposals to strengthen control over the social and economic return of deferred public funds.
In turn, Finance Minister Alikhan Smailov spoke about the work carried out in this direction.
"The issue of increasing public spending is one of the priorities in our work. Following the results of last year's budget execution and the report of the Government in Parliament, we have adopted a roadmap, where we have taken into account all the comments of the Accounts Committee, members of Parliament. And within the framework of the Roadmap, we are now developing a set of measures, first of all, this is the introduction of changes to the budget legislation in terms of planning budget expenditures with a clearer link to the achievement of target indicators. It is a revision of all measures of state support within the limits of the state programs, it is the automation of budgetary planning with a binding to information systems on purchases that price parameters corresponded to reality," Alikhan Smailov said.
He also added that in autumn the department will report on these issues, including increasing responsibility.
In turn, the President instructed to reformat the budget.
"Well, have you noticed my thesis and assignment? You should reformat the budget totally for purposes and development. If you look carefully at the budget now, you can identify the programme articles that do not meet the task in hand," Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said.