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Restructuring of Kazakhstan Government

Posted on August 19, 2014 by KazCham

PwC, Tax and Legal Alert / Issue No. 7 / July 2014

A Presidential decree has reorganized various Ministries, in particular the Ministry of Finance (transferring functions and powers in budget planning from the Ministry of Economy and Budget Planning). Certain functions were also transferred to the Ministries of Internal Affairs and Agriculture.

The decree created other ministries including:

  • National Economy that assumes some functions and powers of the:
  • Ministry of Economy and Budget Planning;
  • Ministry of Regional Development;
  • Ministry of Emergency Situations;
  • Agency of Statistics;
  • Agency for Regulation of the Natural Monopolies;
  • Agency for Competition Protection (Antimonopoly agency);
  • Agency for Consumer Rights Protection.
  • Energy that assumes some functions and powers of the:
  • Ministry of Oil and Gas;
  • Ministry of Industry and New Technologies;
  • Ministry of Environment and Water Resources.
  • Culture and Sport;
  • Investment and Development;
  • Health and Social Development that assumes some functions and powers of the:
  • Ministry of Public Health;
  • Ministry of Labor and Social Protection.

Various ministries and agencies were abolished. In terms of the decree the Prime Minister has two deputies. The amendments to the President’s decree “On the structure of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan” establish the following structure:

  • Chancellery of the Prime-Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • Ministry of Internal Affairs;
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
  • Ministry of Culture and Sport;
  • Ministry of National Economy;
  • Ministry of Defence;
  • Ministry of Investment and Development;
  • Ministry of Education and Science;
  • Ministry of Health and Social Development;
  • Ministry of Agriculture;
  • Ministry of Finance;
  • Ministry of Energy;
  • Ministry of Justice.

The changes took effect on 6 August 2014.

New appointments

A Presidential decree made the following appointments:

  • Aset Issekeshev – Investment and Development Minister;
  • Bakhyt Sultanov – Finance Minister;
  • Yerbolat Dossaev – Minister of National Economy;
  • Vladimir Shkolnik – Minister of Energy;
  • Tamara Duysenova – Minister of Health and Social Development;
  • Arystanbek Muhamediuly – Minister of Culture and Sport.
  • Kairat Kozhamzharov – Chairman of the Agency for Civil Service Affairs and

The appointments took effect on 6 August 2014.

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