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The Public Hearings - the format of a broad discussion


The Committee on State Regional Policy recommended the law-in-draft "On public hearings" for adoption in the second reading. The main goal of the law-in-draft is the formation of a mechanism for researching public opinion on issues of importance to citizens, as well as evaluating management decisions.

Parliamentarians in the course of the meeting considered and approved a number of amendments to the law-in-draft. According to one of them, experts can be invited to participate in public hearings, who have the right to advise, give professional assessment to the problems brought to the court of the public. In general, it is proposed to formulate the format of public hearings in such a way that all opinions - citizens, representatives of government bodies, professional communities - are heard and taken into account. Public hearings should be open-ended. Their results must necessarily be considered by the bodies of state power and local self-government.

The deputies of the committee considered the law-in-draft "On Amendments and Addendum to the Law "On Local Government, Local Government and State Administration in PMR" in the second reading, which defines the status of the village administration as a local government. At the same time, some of the functions of state administration will be delegated to rural administrations. First of all, village administrations will act as executive bodies of local Councils of People's Deputies. By the same principle, the powers of the heads of rural administrations will be defined, which today combine this post with the post of chairman of the village council.

One of the considered amendments concerns the delineation of powers to coordinate the activities of budgetary organizations working in the territory of villages. Deputies noted that such organizations are mainly subordinated to the district state administration; therefore the local administration can monitor in coordination with the state administration of the district.

Earlier, the problem of delineation of powers in the management of villages appeared in 2008 after the decree of the President on the introduction of the administrative-territorial offices (ATU) into the structure of the executive bodies of state power, which in fact replaced the executive bodies of local self-government. The same topic was devoted to the parliamentary hearings held in the Supreme Council in March this year.