Minister of National Economy of Kazakhstan Timur Suleimenov took part in the forum of rural akims in Ust-Kamenogorsk, dedicated to the implementation of the independent budget and municipal property of local self-government.
"The main document that defines the vision of local self-government development in Kazakhstan is the Concept of Local Self-Government Development, approved by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2012."
The Concept is based on the universally recognized values of municipal democracy and municipal government, as enshrined in the European Charter of Local Self-Government, "the Minister noted in his speech.
He recalled that "on July 11, 2017, the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the issues of local self-government development was adopted, providing for the introduction of an independent budget and municipal property of local self-government since January 1, 2018 at the level of a rural district with a population of more than 2 thousand people, and from January 1, 2020 year - everywhere. "
According to Suleimenov, the revenue sources of the LSG budget will consist of tax revenues (individual income tax from incomes not levied from sources of payment, personal property tax, transport tax from individuals and legal entities, land tax from individuals and legal entities to land settlements, etc.) and non-tax revenues (income from property lease (rent) of state property, income from the sale of communal property, voluntary fees of individuals and legal entities, fines, May of governors for administrative offenses provided for "On Administrative Offenses' Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan).
"Expenditures are determined at the level of spending in the Budget Code of 19 directions of the village akim's expenses: preschool education and training, landscaping and planting of settlements, construction, reconstruction, repair and maintenance of roads, organization of water supply to settlements and others," the minister said.
He stressed that the main feature of the Law is the mandatory participation of the local community in the management of the budget process and the municipal property of local government.
"The law provides for a mechanism for controlling the spending of budget funds by monitoring the implementation of the budget of the rural district by a commission of the local community from among the participants in a meeting of the local community.
Thus, mechanisms are provided for planning and controlling budget expenditures taking into account the interests of the local community, "Suleimenov said.
He also informed that the management of municipal property of local self-government is assigned to the apparatus of the village akim in agreement with the meeting of the local community.
"The Ministry of National Economy, together with Kazakhtelecom JSC, identified 125 rural districts with a low level of Internet, of which 105 rural districts are provided with the required Internet speed, the remaining 20 will be provided by the end of 2017. Currently, all akims of rural districts are provided with computer equipment corresponding minimum requirements," the minister said.