The Government pledges to prevent the destruction of an e-asset declaration system and undermining the process of filing e-declarations by two million civil servants until 1 April. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman at the session of the Government on Wednesday.
"We will not allow anyone to disrupt the electronic declaration process. I warn you in advance, and the entire Government warns: two months are left until the completion of the e-asset declaration process. During this time, all the flaws can be removed to ensure the system work efficiently and the technical abilities be sufficient", said the Prime Minister.
Volodymyr Groysman noted that there had been launched the system of electronic declarations in the country. The first stage is over – top rank officials of the state filed in their declarations. Now, before April 1, about two million other categories of civil servants should file their electronic declarations.
The Head of Government highlighted that the process of introduction of e-asset declarations had been rather complicated, "as the NACP [National Agency on Corruption Prevention] failed to properly prepare the technical aspect to ensure flawless operation of the system".
The Prime Minister noted that according to available information, the National Agency on Corruption Prevention still remains unprepared to implement the second stage of e-declaration process.
According to Volodymyr Groysman, it is crucial to gear up technically so that 2 million declarants would have the opportunity to fill in the declaration forms and the process wouldn’t be disrupted.
The Head of Government stressed that it is unacceptable to destroy the e-declaration system in the country.
Therefore, the Prime Minister gave a commission to the Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Minister of Justice, heads of the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine and State Agency for e-government to analyze the state of readiness for the second stage of e-asset declaration filing in the country and to develop a complex of recommendations.
"Let's elaborate comprehensive recommendations, if necessary, approve them with the Government and tell everyone what they must do to prevent destroying the e-declaration system in the country, the introduction of which had encountered difficulties", emphasized Volodymyr Groysman.
"It must be preserved and, moreover, be improved. This system must be friendly to all users - both those who inputs data, and those who gets information from this source for open access", said the Prime Minister.