Senators Stand for Streamlining Family Celebrations
At the fourteenth general session of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis, on March 29-30 in Tashkent, 20 issues, including 13 bills, were considered.
Senators, at the beginning of their work, approved the draft State Awards Act in a new edition, noting that the latter are the highest form of encouragement. The bill defines types of state awards, including the title of Uzbekiston Qahramoni (Hero of Uzbekistan), 34 honorary titles, 11 orders, four medals and the Certificate of Honor of the Republic of Uzbekistan. According to members of the upper house of parliament, the law will serve to improve the system of government support, increase the responsibility of authorized bodies in this area.
Then the parliamentarians examined the Public Control Law. In the opinion of the senators who approved this legal act, it is called upon to become the most important factor in ensuring the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of citizens, strict observance by the state bodies and their officials of the requirements of legislation, effective implementation of the tasks and powers assigned to them in socio-political, social and economic, humanitarian and other spheres.
The parliamentarians approved the law on the State Security Service of the Republic of Uzbekistan, which fixes the main directions of its activities. They include ensuring state security and protecting the interests of the Republic of Uzbekistan from external and internal threats, strengthening the rule of law and the rule of law, preventing, identifying and suppressing violations in this sphere, conducting intelligence and counterintelligence activities to prevent, detect and suppress encroachments on the constitutional order, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country, protection and protection of the state border of the republic, fight against terrorism, extremism, organized crime, illicit trafficking in arms, narcotics and psychotropic substances, prevention, detection and suppression of destructive activities aimed at promoting national, ethnic and religious hatred, and others.
It should be noted that the Service, in carrying out its activities, reports and reports directly to the President of Uzbekistan. It also regularly informs the Senate Committee of the Oliy Majlis on defense and security issues about the main areas of its activities.
At the same time, Prosecutor General of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the prosecutors subordinate to him supervise the exact and uniform execution of laws in the activities of the Service.
The senators considered and approved other bills in the agenda.
Also, members of the upper house listened to a report on the activities of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Oliy Majlis (Ombudsman) in 2017. During this period, over 9,000 appeals from citizens of Uzbekistan, foreign states, stateless persons, public organizations, and legal entities were reviewed and resolved. Based on the results of this work, 34 people were employed and rehabilitated at work, 53 families were provided with material assistance, 39 families were provided with medical assistance, 2,319 million soums were recovered in the state’s income, 263 million soums were paid to the beneficiaries, million soums.
The report of the Chairman of the Board of the Central Bank on his activities in 2017 was heard. It noted that the monetary policy was carried out in conditions of maintaining high inflationary pressures and transition to an active phase of structural transformations in the economy, including liberalization of foreign exchange policy and foreign trade activity. In this regard, the main attention was paid to the effective use of monetary policy instruments.
With a view of financial support of subjects of small business and private entrepreneurship, commercial banks allocated credits in the amount of 19.6 trillion soums, including micro loans - 4 trillion soums. In particular, 2.8 trillion soums of loans, services and services - 3.6 trillion soums and family entrepreneurship and handicrafts - 490.3 billion soums were allocated to stimulate the development of women’s entrepreneurship.
The senators heard the information of the Minister of Justice of the Republic on the state of legal propaganda and education in 2017.
It was noted that for the purpose of prompt dissemination of legislative acts, a system of inter-agency electronic interaction through secure communication channels (VPN) was launched.
Based on the fact that the number of Internet users in Uzbekistan has reached 20 million, the Ministry of Justice makes the most of its opportunities to bring legislative acts to the public. The Ministry’s pages can be reached in popular social networks, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Odnoklassniki. Over the past 4 months, they were visited by more than 100 thousand users. Such pages have become a platform for direct dialogue with people. One of the largest projects on the Internet with 100 thousand subscribers was the page of the Ministry of Justice “Dialogue with the people”.
The Ministry of Justice has studied the state of affairs in the regions of the republic, taking into account the fact that few have access to the Network, especially in rural areas. Serious omissions in terms of forming the legal culture of the population are revealed, which dictates the need to search for and introduce new approaches. Next, the senators considered the issue of streamlining wedding, family, jubilee celebrations, family memorial ceremonies and events dedicated to the memory of the deceased. They are an integral part of national spirituality and reflect the centuries-old values and traditions of our people.
However, in recent years, family events have experienced such negative manifestations and vices as vanity, the desire to show themselves, excessive waste, ignoring the true traditions and customs of our people and the social status of other citizens.
Imposing excessive costs associated with family activities affect not only the social status of families, but their entire life, the spiritual environment in society. The analysis shows that a significant part of the divorce among young families occurs precisely because of conflicts associated with weddings and ceremonies. Despite the measures taken and the ongoing propaganda work, these problems do not find their solution, on the contrary, their scale is growing.
In order to further improve the effectiveness of this work, the media published an appeal by activists of the Mahalla and Nuroniy funds. It called for greater efficiency, consolidating the efforts of state, non-governmental organizations and the general public.
Taking into account that the streamlining of family events is important for the society, and taking into account the suggestions and opinions expressed by the population, the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan adopted a resolution on streamlining the holding of wedding, family, jubilee celebrations, family memorial ceremonies and events dedicated to the memory of the deceased.
A Republican working group for the study of public opinion has been formed to streamline the organization of wedding, family, anniversary celebrations, family memorial ceremonies and events dedicated to the memory of the deceased, and its membership has been approved. Its main tasks are to organize an active discussion of this issue in the media, including online publications, indepth study of original traditions and customs for conducting family events in each region of the country. The working group was instructed to develop, on the basis of the discussion, grounded proposals and submit a draft decision for consideration to the Senate of the Oliy Majlis.
The plenary session considered other issues related to the competence of the upper house of parliament.