There should be a
reduction in the Civil Service while improving its efficiency. Salaries will be
increased due to savings on payroll, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy
Yatsenyuk stressed at a meeting of the Collegium of the Ministry of Justice of
Ukraine on Monday, June 22.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk underlined that the implementation
of reforms needed a staff of very high quality: "It is impossible to
attract experts for the Civil Service, if salaries for government officials stay
at the current level. We are deceiving ourselves. You cannot fight corruption
if you have the totally corrupt Civil Service due to the lack of salary, which
covers at least minimum living standards of a public servant."
Minister appealed to the Ministry of Justice, having emphasized that there
should be a reduction in the Civil Service while improving its efficiency:
"Everything you will save on payroll, we leave to you. Due to this, raise
salaries. The economy in the country will be activated- and I hope that 2016
will allow us to demonstrate the first steps of economic growth – we will
increase the social standards and salaries for government employees as well."
issue is the effectiveness of staff. Ukraine annually produces 14,000 professional
lawyers. Is it difficult to choose?" he said.
also underlined that open competitions for heads of justice departments at
various levels and their deputies in the Justice Ministry "have to go
publicly and transparently": "There must be a new quality of Ukrainian
justice, you represent."
Minister expressed gratitude to the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine for its work
on "Europeanization of Ukrainian justice," which the Ministry conducted
in a difficult period for the country: "Starting with electronic trading
system of the seized property and ending with a
completely new high-quality system of issuing certificates to destroy the
awful Soviet red tape."
He has highlighted
that today Ukrainian citizens have access to the online services of the
Ministry of Justice, they have the opportunity to avoid standing in line and
get a particular document or to hold a particular legal action without personal
contact with an official, without standing in lines for hours in and without