On May 29 the Minister of Justice of Ukraine Pavlo Petrenko and Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine Gia Getsadze have had a working visit to Poltava region.
Trip to Poltava region began with an unplanned inspection of local Administrative services centers.
“Together with my Deputy Gia Getsadze we arrived an hour earlier and without prior notice we decided to visit Administrative services centers in order to talk to people and find out what is the actual situation in the administrative services provision sector during registration of businesses and real estate”, - stated the Minister.
According to the Minister there are still problems with service quality and queues in Administrative services centers.
“Me and my colleagues handed out leaflets about the innovations that facilitate the situation in business registration – the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine online services. Via the internet it will take you about 20-30 seconds to receive information that our entrepreneurs are trying to get by storming the registration services”, - Pavlo Petrenko pointed out.
He pointed out that the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine plans on continuing the implementation of online services to citizens.
“Ukrainian citizens won’t have to communicate with officials. This system already shows good results – as of today, about 20% of information is being received online”, - emphasized the Minister.
During the visit, the Minister of Justice has inspected performance of the state enforcement service of the Main territorial justice administration in Poltava region and the registration service of Poltava City Department of Justice, and he met the notary community representatives, as well as law students.
Apart from that, Pavlo Petrenko participated in the “Status of implementation of reforms, introduced by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, aimed at provision of administrative services” round table meeting.
One of the key justice sector reforms is transfer of administrative services functions to local authorities.
“Local authorities have more motivation to provide justice sector services, because they are closer to people. Our initiative is to transfer these functions to local authorities. Along with these functions, local authorities will receive additional funds in the form of an administrative fee, which was 0.5 billion UAH last year”, - stated the Minister
Thanks to the reform, these funds will go directly to local budgets and they will be spent for the benefit of the local community: to raise administrators’ salary, to create a good administration services center, to repair roads or kindergartens.
At the same time, a principle of demonopolization is going to be introduced to the administrative services sector. After all, when a service is being provided exceptionally by the state, such service is rarely qualitative and often involves corruption.
“We have decided to transfer business and real estate registration functions not only to local authorities, but also to notaries and accredited banks. People will have a choice where exactly they want to receive quality services by the same standards and the same price”, - stated the Minister.
Apart from that he pointed out another innovation – the implementation of the exterritoriality principle, when a citizen is able to obtain services anywhere in Ukraine, regardless of place of registration.