Kyrgyz Civil Servants to Benefit Mortgage Credits with Low Interest Rates in 2016
Wednesday 4 November 2015
BISHKEK (24.kg news agency) — In 2016, Kyrgyz civil servants will benefit mortgage credits with low interest rates, Prime Minister Temir Sariyev declares before the deputies of the Parliament, who nominated him for the post of head of the government.
He stressed that this would be done as a part of creation of a National mortgage company. The first loans will be given to teachers, doctors and administrative employees.
The system of recruitment to public posts, according Temir Sariyev, will be the most transparent and open.
In the majority of state bodies the work of improving the organization of civil servants, including the systems of competitive filling of vacancies, certification, and formation of a staff reserve, needs to be improved. It is no secret that competitive selection and certification of state employees frequently turn to formal procedures with obviously known out comes which causes lawful indignation in a significant part of the citizens. Currently, there is no transparency and objectivity in the work of the certifying and competitive commissions and procedures. The number of young people with contemporary education employed in the civil services, especially in local administrations, is still small. This problem is also aggravated by the fact that many specialists, who were educated in the universities of Kyrgyzstan and abroad, having majored in public administration and management, do not work in public administration bodies and budgetary organizations.
In July 2000, the Register of Civil Service Positions was authorized with the intention of ensuring uniform qualification requirements for civil servants. The laws and regulations implemented provide for a mandatory competitive system for filling civil service vacancies and their attestation. Announcements about the competition on filling vacancies are published in central mass media and on the Internet. A candidate will be reviewed on the basis of qualifications and a written exam. However, the management of government bodies does not always adequately support implementation of the system of competitive selection of civil servants; the competitions are often held only nominally.