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Moldovan civil servants to use digital signature to declare property, personal interests

17:34 | 23.08.2017 Category: Social

Chisinau, 23 August /MOLDPRES/ – The officials from public organizations will use the qualified electronic signature to digitally present their declaration of wealth and personal interests, according to a government decision adopted today.

According to the document, within one month, the National Integrity Authority will compile the list of persons responsible for the collection of statements and approve the training plan for those ones in order to complete the electronic register of the subjects of declaration of wealth and personal interests. The State Chancellery, throughout the Special Telecommunications Centre State Enterprise, will ensure the issuance of qualified advanced electronic signature.

The public organizations are to complete, by 01 October 2017, the Electronic Registry of persons who are required to submit the Declaration of Pledges and Personal Interests.

According to the legislation in force, the persons who hold public dignity, municipal (village) councilors, city (municipal) councilors, districts and members of the People's Assembly of the autonomous territorial unit Gagauzia are obliged to declare their wealth and interests. Also, the law from 17 June 2017 on the declaration of property and personal interests refers to members of the Superior Council of Magistracy and the Superior Council of Prosecutors among teachers, non-permanent members of the Central Electoral Commission, heads of public organizations and their deputies and other persons.

The provisions of the ruling do not refer to intelligence officers and investigative officers within the subdivisions with special missions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Defence, the National Anticorruption Authority, other law enforcement bodies and the Customs Service. Their statements are not public, but are transmitted to the National Integrity Authority for control.

According to the National Integrity Authority’s forecasts, the estimated number of subjects of the declaration of property and personal interests is about 70,000. The electronic signature will be issued for a year and costing about MDL 125, the total expenditures for implementing the decision being estimated at MDL 8.75 million.

(Reporter V. Bercu, editor A. Raileanu)

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