The Pravda Vostoka government paper writes on Wednesday that the laws have been worked out and adopted which regulate the main directions of the state control systems' modernisation in many aspects.
The paper cites the President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov as saying that "the reforms in the administrative system have matured long ago and should be conducted without delay. It is impossible to make deep economic transformations without them." The essence of the coming cardinal administrative reforms in Uzbekistan boils down to scaling down the role of the state in managing the economy, in ruling out the unjustified interference of state structures in the affairs of economic entities, and in transferring a part of functions from the structures of the republican level to the local self-government bodies.
The new concept of managing the economy, taken as a basis for the reform, presupposes the balanced combination of vertical administrative structures with the horizontal network of autonomous organizations, which are fulfilling specific tasks. At the same time, such mechanisms are being created as the contract control, and internal and external audits. The state sector is ever more widely using the methods of state management applied abroad.
A number of special government resolutions tangibly restrict today the interference of state bodies in the activity of the economic subjects, says the article.
The measures taken by the government of Uzbekistan to optimize the numerical strength of the managing personnel will allow to reduce it by 40,000 (22% of its numerical strength) in 2004.
The article writes that the administrative reform presupposes the liquidation of associations, the reduction of state and economic control bodies and of unjustified forms of accounting, and better qualification of the administrative staff.