Friday, June 9 2017 12:49
Alexandr Avanesov

Deputy Minister: Armenia will continue the process of consolidation of communities

ArmInfo. The process of  consolidation of communities will continue in Armenia. The First  Deputy Minister of Territorial Administration and Development Vache  Terteryan in the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, who  presented amendments to the laws <On Administrative and Territorial  Division and On Local Self-Government>, announced this on June 8.

According to the deputy minister, the package presented by the  government is aimed at strengthening the capacity of local  self-government bodies, increasing the effectiveness of their  activities. As of today, 18 large communities have been formed in  Armenia, which have united 140 small communities.

The package proposes to form another 34 enlarged communities, which  will include 328 small ones. After the adoption of the bills of these  communities, new elections will be held, following which new bodies  of local self-government will be formed. According to the election  results, the head of the community will be elected, as well as  councils of elders. Communities with the number of up to 10 thousand  people will be represented in the Council of Elders by 10  representatives, and over 15. In all the enlarged communities, the  institution of administrative heads will necessarily be established.  In addition, one full-time employee will deal with office work. We  are talking about the procedure for forming the governing body of an  enlarged community with a minimum number of employees, which will be  approved by the council of elders. The enlarged community will have a  consolidated budget and a five-year development program, which will  allow to form a system of effective management of financial resources  and their distribution. 

The document regulates the procedure for the resignation of the head  of the community. To note, on June 9 the parliament adopted the  legislative initiative of the government in the second and final  reading.


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