Government to tighten liability to improve efficiency in public administration
The President instructed the presidential administration and the State Control Committee to draft a bill which will set deadlines for modernising the woodworking industry.
President Lukashenko wants state officials to keep focused and to monitor the situation in the woodworking industry. Modernising the woodworking industry is a flagman project for the Belarusian authorities and is due to be completed before the presidential campaign starts in 2015. Belarus’ public administration does not envisage political responsibility for implementing governmental programmes and, despite its low efficiency, President Lukashenko will not make any changes to the public administration system this year.
According to Belstat, in August 7,600 people were dismissed, including 4,800 civil servants. Dismissals of civil servants were due to the optimisation in the public administration by up to 30%. Some civil servants would retain their job however would lose the status of a civil servant. Vacancies on the labour market are likely to reduce in number, thanks to the optimisation, the state administration would increase wages for public servants. The payroll fund for retained employees is likely to increase and some former state employees are likely to get jobs in affiliated organizations. The optimisation of the state apparatus should complete by January 1st, 2018, and some former civil servants are likely to join the ranks of the unemployed.