Senators approved the law “On introduction of additions and amendments to the Criminal Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Administrative Responsibility Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan in connection with the strengthening of liability for obstructing pedagogic employees from performing their duties”.
At the thirty-seventh plenary session of the Senate, the law “On introduction of additions and amendments to the Criminal Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Administrative Responsibility Code of the Republic of Uzbekistan in connection with the strengthening of liability for preventing teachers from performing their duties” was discussed.
The purpose of the law is to find a solution to problems such as illegal involvement of pedagogues in activities not related to their professional activities, unjustified inclusion of pedagogues in many working groups formed to solve socio-economic problems and issues, and demanding various reports and information from them.
In accordance with the law, a norm is being included in the Criminal Code, which stipulates criminal liability for the repeated commission of the same act after the administrative punishment for forcing pedagogues to work in an administrative manner. According to it, it is determined that for administratively re-compelling a pedagogic employee of an educational organization to work, one shall be punished with a fine of 150 to 200 BCAs, or deprivation of certain rights for up to 3 years, or correctional work for 3 years.
Also, the Administrative Responsibility Code envisages increased responsibility for administratively forcing pedagogues to work, as well as illegal interference in their professional activities.
In addition, the liability is being strengthened for influencing the professional activity of a pedagogic employee of an educational organization on the correct and impartial assessment of the knowledge of students or illegally interfering, preventing the pedagogic employee of an educational organization from performing his official duties. In this case, the sanctions in the Code stipulate that citizens may be imposed a fine of 10 to 15 BCAs, and officials – 15 to 20 BCAs or 15-day imprisonment.
The law was approved by senators.