Since the beginning of 2017, the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Civil Service Affairs and Anti-Corruption and its territorial subdivisions has done the following work in the field of combating corruption.
The field of the corruption risks analysis.
In the first half of 2017, 147 state bodies and organizations submitted 1546 recommendations on eliminating corruption risks, of which 959 or 62% have been executed.
Thus, according to the results of corruption risks analysis, work to eliminate them in the activities of the administrative police and emergency situations committees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs is being done.
In general, 12 recommendations were submitted to the Administrative Police Committee, of which 9 were executed, 2 were partially executed and 1 was not executed. In turn, with respect to the Emergency Situations Committee 20 recommendations were worked out, of which 6 were executed and 14 are at the process of execution.
In the field of activity of the Administrative Police Committee and its territorial subdivisions, a number of corruption risks are related with the need of transition to non-contact traffic control.
In particular, the practice of technical means in the sphere of traffic regulation (video recorders, on-board computers, mobile terminals, speedometers, etc.) did not work or were in an emergency mode, and also there were the facts of deliberate switching-off or non-use of video recorders, which clearly creates corruption risks.
In order to eliminate identified risks, by the order of the Minister of Internal Affairs #363 of May 29, 2017 mechanisms for viewing and analyzing records of reported offenses using video recorders, mobile speedometers (radars), as well as their protection against unauthorized deletion and switching-off were established.
In addition, the road-patrol service completely declined the use of wands and road traffic supervision is carried out by auto-patrolling, systematic work to ban "manual" radars has begun.
In the sphere of activity of the Emergency Situations Committee, corruption risks were identified in poorly developed normative acts regulating the procedure for carrying out inspections in the field of fire safety, namely:
- the formation of a database of controlled objects and de-registration of inspections;
- the qualification of the level of risk of inspected enterprises;
- the registration of inspection results.
In this connection, the joint order of the Minister of Internal Affairs from May 2, 2017 #307 and the Minister of National Economy from June 20, 2017 #246 named "On approval of criteria for assessing the level of risk and forms of checklists in the field of fire safety and civil defense" has been approved and undergoes state registration procedure.
Within the implementation of the Road Map of the Agency and the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs "Atameken" an analysis of 10 business areas related to business development in Kazakhstan was carried out.
These areas are health care, business development of local executive bodies, agriculture, architecture and urban development, land relations, public procurement, tax administration, customs administration, environmental management and ecology, transport control.
Alongside this significant corruption risks were determined thanks to the information provided by the NCE "Atameken" and the regional chambers of entrepreneurs, in which the practice of summarizing complaints and business proposals was established.
The share of recommendations developed on the basis of this information was more than 40%.
All of them were considered via videoconferencing with participation of industry ministries and their territorial subdivisions, local executive bodies, deputies of the Parliament and maslikhats of relevant committees and commissions.
Thanks to this a number of issues are currently being worked out to improve the business environment, in particular:
- the transfer into the electronic format the purchase of medicines;
For reference: the transfer of the Uniform Distributor to the experimental operation of the portal for the purchase of medical products, equipment for medical needs from January 1, 2018 (this is about 40% of guaranteed volume of free medical care (GVFMC) in terms of money); the transfer of the remaining procurement organizers within the GVFMC to electronic purchases of medical products, equipment for medical needs from July 1, 2018.
- the development of the Urban Planning Code with the integration of databases of land and urban cadastres;
- the reduce of the grounds for public procurement from a single source, providing bank guarantees only in electronic format;
- the opportunity for service recipients to access information systems of customs bodies for filing a declaration;
- the creation of a unified republican database of persons who are registered to obtain land plots.
The anti-corruption monitoring.
Within the framework of the Open Agreement, a number of projects have been initiated, including "Social Monitoring of Public Procurement".
For two months of its implementation the facts of overcharges of prices for a total of about 200 million tenge were excluded.
The formation of anti-corruption culture in society and anti-corruption education.
In order to highlight contemporary anti-corruption policy, a number of projects such as "From akimat to akimat", "From state body to state body" and "From door to door" are being implemented.
For this purpose mobile anti-corruption groups have been formed in all regions of the country, whose work is serviced by specially designed buses.
During the work of these groups, 1824 labor collectives or more than 220 thousand people were covered with anti-corruption education. 252 written appeals were received by mobile reception rooms.
In total 4,423 explanatory meetings were held by territorial departments for 318,578 citizens.
As part of the implementation of "From door to door" program (since February this year), more than 12 million anti-corruption leaflets have been delivered to the apartments of Kazakhstan citizens along with receipts for payment of utility bills, and over 830 thousand posters and notes have been distributed in places of public congestion.
In pursuance of the plan for the organization of information work by territorial subdivisions 99 briefings; 1,739 television stories; 3,166 publications in media, including 848 author's articles were conducted.
On LED screens, in cinemas before the start of the movies, on special sound devices in places of public congestion, in buses, in railway station and airport social advertising is shown.
To date, 1148 banners on anti-corruption topics have been installed throughout the country.
In the second quarter of 2017 the republican contest of journalists for the best anti-corruption work was held. Its winners were the media workers of the city of Astana, Zhambyl, Almaty, West Kazakhstan, Akmola, Karaganda, Aktobe, South Kazakhstan oblasts.
Within the framework of the Open Agreement, the project "10 steps to reduce the corruption level on the roads" is also being implemented. These are raids on the roads, control purchase by the method of "secret buyer" and monitoring the activities of Specialized Citizen Service Centers, inspections of transport control and customs posts.
Since the beginning of the year, the cooperation with cultural institutions, educational institutions, as well as school clubs "Adal urpak" was strengthened.
In this work more than 100 museum institutions, 628 libraries were involved. 58 theatrical productions were organized.
Over 31 thousand events were conducted by the voluntary school clubs "Adal urpak".
The teleconference held by the Agency gave the start to the action "Adal bol", which was supported by more than 25 thousand students of 111 universities in Kazakhstan, posting in social networks more than 70 videos with a call for honesty.
The implementation of the Anti-Corruption Strategy of the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2015-2025.
A key factor of the effectiveness of the anti-corruption policy is the implementation of the measures foreseen by the Plan for 2015-2017 to implement the Anti-Corruption Strategy.
For two years of the Plan's for 2015-2017 implementation, about 70% of the activities have been realized. In 2017 25 activities are expected to be implemented.
In order to improve the quality of implementation of these measures, from the beginning of this year with the participation of the republican monitoring group, about 20 events were held, with the participation of regional monitoring groups - over 150 events.
Also the practice of the annual report of the regional monitoring groups at the site of the regional maslikhats was introduced.
Today, the results of the assessment of regional plans at the meeting of oblast maslikhats and akimats were presented by the monitoring groups of Akmola, East Kazakhstan, Zhambyl, West Kazakhstan, Pavlodar, North Kazakhstan and South Kazakhstan oblasts.