Yanukovych demands reformation of administrative services system

14:20, 14 June 2011
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President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych believes the current system of administrative services provision is unacceptable, he said during today’s meeting of the Committee on Economic Reforms, according to the Press office of President Viktor Yanukovych.

Among the primary problems in that area the President called absence of a clear list of administrative services, those who provide them, and explanations of why are citizens forced to receive them. "Every department stands its ground till the end, covering up the acquired opportunity to rip a citizen or businessman off a few hundred hryvnias. Public authorities allow the shift of a significant number of their functions to private entities," he said.

Addressing Prime Minister Azarov, Viktor Yanukovych said: "I am awaiting your answer to the question I asked back at the beginning of this year: when will we stop spending budget money on keeping entities established by various agencies to provide public services, keeping in mind that, let’s be honest, most of them are involved in corruption? 12 000 enterprises!"

Viktor Yanukovych expressed his belief that public institutions charging citizens for any kind of references are outside the law. "We are keeping them for the budget money, but they still charge people!" Viktor Yanukovych said.

"Separate issue is natural monopolies’ services, which sometimes charge citizens even more than public authorities do," Viktor Yanukovych said.

"Who can explain, why do regional gas companies demand of citizens housing warrants issued in the 70’s of the last century while negotiating gas supply contracts or meter installations?" Viktor Yanukovych said.

 "We must find new approaches that will dramatically change the relations between the state and citizens in many issues," he said.

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