ArmInfo.The main goal of reforming the law "On the structure and activity of the government" and in a package of related laws is to formation an optimal structure that will enable us to best ensure the activities of the cabinet of ministers by implementing the government's program and the policies that flow from it.
On April 16 in parliament, introducing in the first reading the amendments to the law "On the structure and activity of the government" and in a package of related documents, RA Justice Minister Artak Zeynalyan said. According to him, the executive body is confident that with the structure presented it will be able to fully carry out the functions assigned to it, and carry out the government program. The development of a package of documents was preceded by numerous discussions, analysis of the situation, the study of international experience. It is planned, in particular, to leave the posts of two deputy prime ministers instead of three vice-premiers. In particular, the post of first vice-premier is shrinking. Of the 18 ministries, 12 will remain. For example, the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Education and Science are united in one structure - the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. The Ministry of Agriculture unites with the Ministry of Economy into one single organization - the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia.
The Ministry of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources unites with the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Development into a single structure - the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures. The functions of this department will also include all issues related to transport. The new department will include a water management committee, a civil aviation committee and a state property management committee. The Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology will be renamed the Ministry of High-Tech Industry with the exception of transport-related functions and the inclusion of functions related to the digital economy and the military-industrial complex. In the future, it is planned that the functions of the committee of the military-industrial complex will fall to this state structure. Instead of the Ministry of Diaspora, the institute of the High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs under the office of the Prime Minister will begin to apply.
It is envisaged that the established units in the new departments, in addition to political and conceptual posts, as well as posts that overlap. In addition, when transferring a civil servant from one department to another, it is possible that he will be demoted and paid. If such conditions are waived, the civil servant will be transferred to the reserve. Thus, as noted by Artak Zeynalyan, the following departments will operate in the system of state administration:
1. Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2. Ministry of Defense 3. Ministry of Emergency Situations 4. Ministry of Justice 5. Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs 6. Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport 7. Ministry of Nature Protection 8. Ministry of Health care 9. Ministry of Finance 10. Ministry of Economy 11. Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures 12. Ministry of High Technology Industry. Government meetings will be closed, except for a few cases.
Earlier, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan noted that the main goal of reforms in the system is to increase management efficiency. At the same time, there will be no personnel pogroms, but priority will be given to the best highly professional workers. "Yes, there will be reductions, but they will be carried out in an evolutionary way, and each employee will get his chance," the head of government stressed, also pointing out the importance of a balanced and objective approach in dealing with personnel issues. He added that today's decision is of an interim nature, and in the future some changes are not excluded.