Staff-reshuffles in Belarus’ regions to enhance local governance
President Lukashenko released Nikolay Domashkevich, his assistant and Chief Inspector for the Vitebsk region from office due to retirement.
The president continues to rotate his managerial staff in Minsk and in other region in order to reduce corruption in the state-run economy, increase state control and enhance governance in the regions ahead of the 2015 presidential campaign. In the future, President Lukashenko will continue to reshuffle managers in regions with high corruption levels and low executive discipline.
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.