Maslikhats to Approve Composition of Public Council

The approval of the composition of public councils is planned to be assigned to maslikhats, also known as the local representative bodies. This was announced at the expanded meeting of the Legal Council under the Nur Otan party. Amendments to the current Law on Public Councils were discussed as well. Their activities will be supervised by the Kazakh Ministry of Information and Social Development. In addition, the public councils will be empowered to make decisions about which issues require wide discussion in open areas. For this purpose, the councils will be able to attract independent experts, which in return will reinforce the on-site public control.

SERIK SEIDUMANOV, MEMBER OF MAZHILIS, LOWER PART OF KAZAKH PARLIAMENT:

 - There is a new supplement to the functions of this Ministry which is to prepare a national report on public councils every year. The report should include information on positive experience, limitations and improvement measures, taking into account the work experience and proposals of the current members of the public councils. There are 234 public councils with 4,000 members in the country. The Ministry is obliged to present suggestions on the improvement of the activities of the public council and their impact on the adoption of government decisions.  

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