17:32 / 10.01.2023

Gov’t strengthens liability for involving pedagogues in forced labor 

The draft law to be considered by the deputies envisages the issue of further increasing the responsibility of educational institutions for involving pedagogic staff in forced labor, affecting their professional activity and the correct, impartial assessment of the knowledge of students.

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Today, the first plenary session of the Legislative Chamber for 2023 is being held. According to the Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Chamber Odil Tojiyev, the meeting agenda included the consideration of the draft law “On Administrative Responsibility and Amendments and Additions to the Criminal Code”.

“With this draft law, it is proposed to strengthen the liability for offenses related to the involvement of pedagogic staff of educational institutions in forced labor in the Criminal Codes.

In particular, administratively forcing pedagogues to work according to the Administrative Responsibility Code is the reason for imposing a fine of 100 to 150 BCAs;

Illegally interfering with the professional activity of a teacher of an educational institution in a way that affects the correct and impartial assessment of the knowledge of students or hindering the pedagogue from performing his official duties is the reason for imposing fines on citizens in the amount of 7 to 10 BCAs, and on officials – in the amount of 10 to 15 BCAs;

(The amount of fines set for this offense in the current legislation is from 5 to 7 BCAs for citizens, and from 7 to 10 BCAs for officials)

If similar offenses are repeated within a year after the application of the administrative penalty measure, it is envisaged to introduce a norm that provides for the imposition of a fine from 10 to 15 BCAs for citizens, and from 15 to 20 BCAs or administrative imprisonment for up to 15 days for officials.

(According to the current legislation, citizens will be fined from 7 to 10 BCAs, and officials will be fined from 10 to 15 BCAs. There is no administrative detention penalty.

Also, it is proposed to add a new norm to the Criminal Code: in the case of an administrative penalty imposed on a pedagogic employee of an educational institution to force him to work, the offender shall be punished by a fine of 150 to 200 BCAs, or deprivation of certain rights for up to 3 years, or correctional work for up to 3 years,” the deputy speaker said.