Ministry of Finance: A Volume of Reduced Bureaucratic Costs will be Known in 3 Months

access_time2017-12-07 12:36:51

Reducing 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.


According to 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 says.


In Kakauridze’s words, the changes are not a one-off economy, and administrative costs will be cut  every year.


"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.

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