bureaucratic costs is one of the goals of government reorganization and the
results will be known in three months, as the process will end in the first
quarter of 2018.
Deputy Finance Minister Giorgi Kakauridze, changes in the structure of the
government and financing of the state machinery are so far reflected only in
the technical part.
"In the draft
budget for 2018, the funds are allocated in accordance with how the agencies
will merge and what functions will be transferred to. It should be noted that
neither the number of employees nor the salary fund is reduced. As soon as the Parliament finally approves the structural
changes, the process of reorganization and optimization will begin, and only
after its completion, we’ll be able to say what savings the reform will bring, " he
words, the changes are not a one-off economy, and administrative costs will be cut
"The saved funds
will be used to finance new government programs," he points out.
As reported, the current draft budget for 2018 does not
provide any cuts in public spending.
Moreover, in the final version of the main financial document the number of employees of the state apparatus
not only does not decrease, but even grows slightly.
The same is true
for bureaucratic costs, which insignificantly but still increase.