11:05 / 28.11.2020
Civil servants to be tested for legal literacy
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The Ministry of Justice has placed a draft resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers “On additional measures to improve the legal literacy of public servants” on the portal for discussing draft normative-legal acts.

The document is a part of measures to further improve the work of the institutions of justice in implementing state legal policy.

The project proposes that executive heads of state and local governments organize activities to improve the legal literacy of public servants.

The document contains the Regulation on Minimum Requirements for the Level of Legal Literacy of government officials. It will cover law enforcement officials with higher legal education, military personnel and members of the legal services of state bodies.

It is planned that officials will be required to undergo a scheduled assessment of their legal knowledge every three years.

The Public Service Development Agency will be the competent operator, who maintains a database of test questions and assesses the level of legal literacy. The attestation will be conducted online through tests.

The test questions will be written in the state language and, if necessary, in the Karakalpak language.

The Ministry of Justice will be responsible for compiling the results of the testing, studying the positive experience of those with high results and, in the case of low marks, analyzing the causes and problems.