14:19 16.02.2016

Rada passes at first reading bill No. 4055 to implement recommendations of IMF

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Rada passes at first reading bill No. 4055 to implement recommendations of IMF

The Verkhovna Rada has passed at first reading the bill on the transparency in organization of operation of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecution in pursuance of recommendations of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

On Tuesday, a total of 236 lawmakers supported bill 4055 on amending the law on prosecution in part of the provision for transparency of organization of operation of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecution.

The bill improves legal basis for the organization of operation of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecution, provides for transparency of operation of the tender commission that appoints candidates for administrative ports and posts of prosecutors in the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecution. According to the document, members of the tender commission who will organize the holding of tenders to appoint candidates for administrative ports of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecution could be persons with the unblemished business reputation, high professional and moral features, public image and large experience in preventing or fighting corruption.

According to the amendments, Prosecutor General of Ukraine will be empowered to appoint head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecution, first deputy head and deputy head. The head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecution will appoint persons to other administrative posts in the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecution, and the tender commission will submit only one candidate for each of the posts. The head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecution will be also empowered to hire and dismiss employees who are not prosecutors.

Speaker Volodymyr Groysman said that the bill will be discussed at second reading on Thursday.

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