New gov­ern­ment sys­tem will en­able in­sti­tu­tions to speed up de­ci­sions, PM says

Daily Sabah (Turkey) - - Politics -

PRIME Min­is­ter Bi­nali Yıldırım said yes­ter­day that the new ad­just­ment laws in line with the changes made in last year’s con­sti­tu­tional ref­er­en­dum would speed up the slug­gish bu­reau­cracy.

Speak­ing at an event one year on from the April 16 con­sti­tu­tional ref­er­en­dum, Yıldırım said that the fu­ture changes will lead to a quicker bu­reau­cratic struc­ture. “The pres­i­dent will be at the wheel of the econ­omy and al­low bu­reau­cracy to work more quickly. The pres­i­dency will do what­ever is needed for Tur­key’s in­sti­tu­tions to work more quickly,” he as­serted.

Yıldırım said that there will not be any ex­cuses in the new sys­tem. He added that a sys­tem has been de­signed in which only those who de­serve them will get posts. “We are chang­ing the ex­ec­u­tive sys­tem that peo­ple are fed up with due to coups and tute­lage.”

Me­dia also re­ported yes­ter­day that some posts will be merged or abol­ished with the new sys­tem since the Prime Min­istry will be ter­mi­nated. In the cur­rent sys­tem, there are dif­fer­ent au­dit­ing bodies for the Prime Min­istry and ev­ery other min­istry. Re­port­edly, work is on­go­ing con­cern­ing how the au­dit­ing process will be con­ducted, as some min­istries will be merged and bu­reau­cratic struc­tures will be al­tered. The Türkiye daily re­port claimed that “the obese state” will van­ish af­ter the ad­just­ment laws are made.

Con­tend­ing that in­sti­tu­tions such as the Turk­ish Co­op­er­a­tion and Co­or­di­na­tion Agency (TİKA) and the Pres­i­dency for Turks Abroad and Re­lated Com­mu­ni­ties (YTB) will be merged under the For­eign Min­istry, the re­port said that the same strat­egy might be ap­plied to other state in­sti­tu­tions to di­min­ish the num­ber of bu­reau­crats.

An­other merger is re­port­edly to take place for the Turk­ish Sta­tis­ti­cal In­sti­tute (TurkS­tat) and the gen­eral direc­torate of civil reg­is­tra­tion and cit­i­zens af­fairs.

Pres­i­dent Re­cep Tayyip Er­doğan has also been very vo­cal con­cern­ing the slug­gish­ness of state in­sti­tu­tions and bu­reau­cratic chan­nels. Five sub­com­mit­tees and an up­per com­mit­tee are work­ing to fi­nal­ize a com­pre­hen­sive re­port they will sub­mit to Er­doğan. Re­struc­tur­ing the ex­ec­u­tive, the per­son­nel regime, lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions, par­lia­men­tary by­laws and other sig­nif­i­cant is­sues are be­ing dis- cussed. Re­cent me­dia re­ports have also con­tended that the U.S. and French sys­tems are among the ex­am­ples that have been looked at for ideas.

The on­go­ing prepa­ra­tions for the ex­ec­u­tive pres­i­den­tial sys­tem are ex­pected to be ready prior to the 2019 elec­tions. The pres­i­dent pre­vi­ously said that the gov­ern­ment and its bu­reau­cracy should be able to func­tion ef­fi­ciently and that the multi-headed bu­reau­cracy needs to be re­struc­tured. New laws will re­port­edly lessen the com­plex­ity of bu­reau­cratic hur­dles in the state.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Turkey

© PressReader. All rights reserved.