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PM: Decentralization of registration services to enable regional budgets to receive additional UAH 150 mln
10.08.2015 | 11:41
Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU

7 thousand notaries and local government members are eligible to register and issue certificates in every village and town, explained Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk in "10 minutes" programme on Sunday, August 9.

The Head of Government stressed that before to obtain a certificate or a property information sheet, "one had to stand in a long queue, to pay an average of 300 hryvnias as a bribe and to wait for several months to receive this document".

The Government has changed this system: "Now such a statement, like a statement of business registration, is available online".

According to Arseniy Yatsenyuk, presently 20% administrative services are provided in an e-form instead of a paper form: "47 thousand Ukrainian citizens have used an opportunity not to stand in queues, not to pay bribes, not to look for someone to help in a particular government agency, but just to fill out the form via Internet and receive an e-reference".

Besides, the Head of Government noted, 250 couples have taken a chance to file an e-marriage application.

The Prime Minister reminded that the Ministry of Justice had decided to decentralize services for business registration, registration of lease of land plots and real estate: "7 thousand notaries and representatives of local authorities are eligible to register and issue certificates in every village and town. None needs to go anywhere, stand in queues and waste money".

He informed that such a service will be available to everyone since October 1: "Now we are training both notaries and local government members to ensure that registration of land rent, issuing a certificate on the property right and registration of a business is carried out at the place of your residence".

"The Government of Ukraine has adopted a decision not to take on additional functions and powers, but, on the contrary, to transfer power to the regions, to reduce these functions and responsibilities and, accordingly, to reduce bureaucracy and corruption, that have been erected within the country during two decades," urged Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

Local governments are eligible to provide appropriate services directly to the citizens in their native town or village.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed that this would afford local budgets to receive additional revenues: "On average, each region will get from this decentralization of authority UAH 70 to 150 million, depending on the density of population. These are the funds to be spent on social issues, infrastructure development, schools and hospitals".


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