Ministry

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Approved by the Decree from

December 30, 2019 of the 

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

 

REGULATIONS

On the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan

1. General provisions

1.1. Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan (hereinafter referred to as – “Ministry”) is the central executive body implementing the state policy and regulation in the formation of the economic policy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, preparation of macroeconomic forecasts, creation of favorable conditions for economic development and economic growth, providing the promotion of investment activity, development of entrepreneurship and industry, regulation of the licensing and authorization system, prevention of monopoly, elimination of unfair competition, protection of consumer rights, purchase of goods (works and services) at the expense of the state funds, timely and full collection of taxes to the state budget, as well as other compulsory payments under the Ministry according to the Act of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, management of state property, its privatization, organization of state management of lands, state register of real estate and conducting of unified state cadastre (hereinafter – “relevant area”).

1.2. The Ministry, in its activity guides the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan, international treaties to which the Republic of Azerbaijan is a party, the laws of the Republic of Azerbaijan, these regulations, other decrees and orders of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, decisions and orders of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

1.3. In carrying out its functions and exercising its rights, the Ministry interacts with central and local executive authorities of the Republic of Azerbaijan, local self-government entities, as well as in mutual cooperation with the international and non-governmental organizations.

1.4. The Ministry has an independent balance, state property in use, treasury and bank accounts, a seal with the engraved description of the State Emblem of the Republic of Azerbaijan and its own name, appropriate stamps and blanks.

1.5. The costs and activities of maintenance of the Ministry, as well as material and technical support are financed by the state budget of the Republic of Azerbaijan, extra-budgetary means and other sources stipulated by the law.

1.6. The Ministry is located in Baku city.

2. Activity directions of the Ministry

2.0. Main activity directions of the Ministry are as follows:

2.0.1. to participate in the development and implementation of the country's socio-economic development strategy;

2.0.2. to prepare proposals on creating favorable conditions for sustainable and inclusive economic development and sustainable economic growth;

2.0.3. in accordance with the development priorities of the country's economy, to participate in the formulation of the state policies in the field of substantiation of revenues and expenses of state economic management, finance, including state and review budgets, in the areas of tax, monetary, currency, banking, insurance, securities market, price-tariff, as well as in the development of state policy in the field of preventing the legalization of funds or other property acquired through crime and financing of terrorism;

2.0.4. to carry out coordination and control (monitoring) of socio-economic development concepts and ready implementation of state programs together with relevant state entities and entities (hereinafter – “state entities”);

2.0.5. to assess the ongoing processes in the field of socio-economic development in the country, to provide ready-made socio-economic (macroeconomic) forecasts;

2.0.6. to ensure the readiness and implementation of measures aimed at ensuring the economic security of the state and the protection of its economic interests, achieving sustainable economic growth together with the relevant state entities;

2.0.7. to carry out activities aimed at increasing the level of transparency in the economy and improving the business environment in the country;

2.0.8. to organize purposeful activities in the field of promotion and diversification of national economy and industry;

2.0.9. to take part in the formulation and implementation of the state policy in the field of industry together with the relevant state entities;

2.0.10. to participate in the formation and implementation of the state policy in the field of attraction, protection and promotion of investments in the economy of the country together with the relevant state entities;

2.0.11. to participate in the formation of the state policy in the areas of entrepreneurship development, promotion and state support for entrepreneurship, as well as in the areas of regulation of the license and permit system and to ensure its implementation in conjunction with the relevant state entities;

2.0.12. to participate in the development and implementation of long-term programs in this field in order to achieve sustainable economic growth in the country through the purposeful development of human resources;

2.0.13. to participate in the formation and implementation of the state policy in the field of protection, development and promotion of free competition, including prevention of monopoly activity, elimination of unfair competition in the country;

2.0.14. to participate in the formation and implementation of the state policy in the field of development and regulation of foreign economic relations and foreign trade activities together with relevant state entities;

2.0.15. to participate in the formation and implementation of the state policy in the field of socio-economic development of regions together with relevant state entities;

2.0.16. to implement management in the field of timely and complete collection of taxes to the state budget, as well as other compulsory payments under the law and the powers of the Ministry by the Act of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

2.0.17. to participate in the formation and implementation of the state policy on the management of state assets, to prepare proposals on improvement of the structure of state property;

2.0.18. to participate in the formation and implementation of the state policy in the field of management and privatization of state property, including the state housing fund and land, as well as the state register of real estate and the implementation of the unified state cadastre;

2.0.19. to participate in the formation and implementation of the state policy in the field of protection of the rights of consumers and ensuring the quality of consumer goods (works, services) together with the relevant state entities;

2.0.20. to participate in the formation and implementation of the state policy in the field of procurement of goods (works and services) at the expense of the state will together with the relevant state entities;

2.0.21. to carry out state control over the activities of advertising (except advertising in the open space);

2.0.22. to participate in the formulation and implementation of the state policy in the areas of standardization, metrology, conformity assessment, accreditation and quality management together with the relevant state entities;

2.0.23. to carry out normalization activities in the relevant area.

3. Duties of the Ministry

3.0. In accordance with the directions of activity established by these regulations, the duties of the Ministry are as follows:

3.0.1. to prepare the main directions of economic and social development of the country, to ensure their implementation with the participation of relevant state entities;

3.0.2. to analyze, predict the socio-economic situation of the country, the dynamics of development, prepare proposals on the state regulation of the economy, priority directions of economic and social development and submit them to the relevant state entities;

3.0.3. to predict the balance of payments together with relevant state entities on the basis of data provided by the Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the balance of payments and preliminary forecast indicators;

3.0.4. to prepare the forecast indicators of economic and social development of the country for the formation of the state budget;

3.0.5. to implement the state tax policy within the framework of the unified financial and budgetary policy conducted in the Republic of Azerbaijan, to ensure timely and complete collection of taxes to the state budget, as well as other compulsory payments made under the law and the powers of the Ministry by the Act of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, to carry out;

3.0.6. to participate in the preparation of forecasts for taxes and other compulsory payments to the state budget;

3.0.7. in accordance with the economic policy carried out in the country, together with the relevant state entities to prepare proposals on the rates of taxes and other compulsory payments, as well as concessions and exemptions in this area;

3.0.8. to formalize the main directions of the structural policy in the economy of the country and ensure its implementation together with the relevant state entities;

3.0.9. to develop targeted programs and concepts in economic and social fields together with relevant state entities, to carry out control (monitoring) on their coordination and implementation after their adoption;

3.0.10. to participate in the application of corporate governance principles and methods together with relevant government agencies, to take measures to improve the quality of corporate governance, including the implementation of modern corporate governance systems;

3.0.11. to ensure the formation of innovation and scientific and technical policy in the economy together with relevant state entities;

3.0.12. to prepare and implement measures related to economic and food security of the country together with relevant state entities;

3.0.13. to prepare and implement measures together with relevant government agencies in order to expand the demand for goods and services produced in the country;

3.0.14. to participate in the formulation and regulation of state policy in state economic management, finance, including state budget, tax, monetary, currency, banking, insurance, securities market, price-tariff, public procurement and other areas;

3.0.15. to participate in the preparation and implementation of state support to the development of the country's social policy, including social spheres;

3.0.16. to participate in the preparation of minimal social standards together with relevant state entities;

3.0.17. to take measures together with relevant state entities to formalize and implement the main directions of public policy in the field of labor and employment;

3.0.18. to make suggestions on the effective use of human potential in the economic development of the country;

3.0.19. to develop human resources and to develop proposals on investment in education and science in order to increase the country's international competitiveness;

3.0.20. to submit proposals on support of educational institutions preparing specialists in priority areas for the development of economic mobility;

3.0.21. to make proposals on the general principles of the price-tariff policy, the list of goods (works, services) whose prices are regulated by the state, as well as on the regulation of prices of products of social importance and natural monopolies, as well as the formation of regulated prices, to carry out control over the rules of application, to prepare proposals on granting concessions;

3.0.22. to participate in the determination of the directions of the use of centralized currency reserves together with the relevant state entities;

3.0.23. to participate in the formation, re-evaluation, preparation and implementation of depreciation policies in the country;

3.0.24. to participate in the development of efficient use of natural resources, including energy resources, fuel and energy balance of the country and improvement of its structure;

3.0.25. to participate in the formation and implementation of the state policy on the management of state assets, improvement of the structure of state property;

3.0.26. to represent the interests of the state in legal entities belonging to the state or legal entities having a share of the state in the authorized capital;

3.0.27. together with the relevant state entities, analyze the current state of the industry, including its individual sectors, predict future development, develop proposals on the development and reform priorities of the industrial sector and improve state regulation;

3.0.28. to prepare and implement measures to expand the country's demand for industrial products at the expense of local production;

3.0.29. together with the relevant government agencies, to make proposals on the stimulation, support and promotion of competitive end-product production, the creation and operation of new industries, including high value-added production areas, as well as innovation activities in the industrial areas, with the efficient use of local resources;

3.0.30. to participate in the formation of state policy in the field of establishment and operation of industrial parks, neighborhoods and special economic zones and to implement state regulation;

3.0.31. to carry out measures related to improvement of the regional structure of industrial production, creation of industrial zones (industrial clusters) and planning of territories for industrial zones together with relevant state and local self-government entities;

3.0.32. to prepare and submit proposals for the purpose of reconstruction, improvement and improvement of industrial enterprises with the share of the state in the authorized capital, to obtain necessary information on the status of such enterprises from the relevant state entities and organizations for this purpose, to analyze them;

3.0.33. to support the activities of industrial enterprises, to make proposals for improvement and improvement of their infrastructure, to prepare appropriate measures and to carry out them together with relevant state entities;

3.0.34. to participate in the formation of state policy in the areas of investment activity, attraction, protection and promotion together with relevant state entities and to implement state regulation;

3.0.35. to explore investment opportunities in the country, to study investment demand, to prepare proposals to improve investment climate and to stimulate investment;

3.0.36. evaluate the state investment proposals (projects), compile the draft state investment program, coordinate the implementation of the measures envisaged in the program after approval and monitor their implementation, as well as take measures related to monitoring the implementation of the projects included in the state investment program together with the relevant state entities;

3.0.37. to attract investments to the economy of the country together with relevant state entities, to prepare and implement measures to use them, to help investors, to cooperate with international economic (trade) and financial (credit) organizations, relevant entities of foreign states, legal and physical persons related to investment activities;

3.0.38. to draft and negotiate agreements on promotion and protection of investments with relevant entities of foreign states;

3.0.39. to assess the necessity, priority, financial stability, impact on the socio-economic development of the country on guaranteed purchase of projects proposed to finance on behalf of the Republic of Azerbaijan (including additional financing for the project in force) and loans received on behalf of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

3.0.40. to carry out economic expertise of grant, financial and technical assistance projects and related contract (agreement, contract) projects allocated to the state, state entities, legal entities owned by the state and enterprises with the share of the state in the authorized capital and other state institutions, to examine documents assessing their economic results, to identify priority areas and projects of importance for cooperation, to, to monitor the purposeful and efficient use of them, get relevant reports and documents;

3.0.41. to determine the directions of capital investment at the expense of the state budget, to take measures to improve the efficiency of state investment;

3.0.42. to take measures envisaged by the law for the implementation of investment projects related to construction and infrastructure facilities defined by the law in accordance with the “Construct - Manage - Handover” model;

3.0.43. to participate in the formation of the state policy in the field of entrepreneurship development and state support for entrepreneurship, to take measures together with relevant state entities to prepare and implement state regulation;

3.0.44. to provide and participate in the implementation of the main directions, general conditions, forms and principles of state support to entrepreneurship;

3.0.45. to take measures to attract state budget funds, foreign and international loans (grants and other financial resources) to finance entrepreneurship support measures;

3.0.46. to demand the suspension of actions limiting (violating) the rights and legitimate interests of entrepreneurs from state entities and organizations, local self-government entities, other persons;

3.0.47. to analyze the current situation in the field of entrepreneurship development, entrepreneurship environment, state support for entrepreneurship, investment activity in the private sector, to ensure the readiness and implementation of proposals for the further development of these areas;

3.0.48. to take measures to educate entrepreneurs, as well as to provide entrepreneurs with economic and legal information, to apply international experience in order to improve the activities of micro, small and medium-sized entrepreneurs and to prepare proposals for increasing their competitiveness;

3.0.49. to take measures to restructure investment projects that are important for the development and promotion of entrepreneurial activity;

3.0.50. to implement state financial support in the field of entrepreneurship development and increase of labor activity of the population through subordinate entities not included in the structure of the Ministry;

3.0.51. to prepare the main directions of the state policy and state regulation in the field of application of the system of licenses and permits, to carry out together with the relevant state entities, to carry out methodical management of the state entities issuing licenses and permits, as well as to organize information provision, to conduct a single register of licenses and permits in;

3.0.52. to monitor compliance with the legislation on licenses and permits by state entities, to give explanations on the application of licenses and permits;

3.0.53. to issue licenses, permits and other rights-specific documents, to re-formalize, suspend, restore and cancel them, to register contracts (decisions) on grant (issuance) by commercial legal persons and public legal persons of the Republic of Azerbaijan, to carry out other duties in connection with this;

3.0.54. to carry out state policy in the areas of development and regulation of foreign economic relations and foreign trade activities together with relevant state entities, to examine the situation in this area and take measures;

3.0.55. to cooperate with relevant entities of foreign states, legal and physical persons, international economic (trade) and financial (credit) organizations, as well as other international organizations related to foreign economic relations and foreign trade activities, to negotiate in this field and prepare projects of contracts (agreements, contracts), to sign them in accordance with the given authorities, to take measures for execution after signing, to represent the country;

3.0.56. in order to ensure the integration of the country's economy into the world economy and improve the trade regime, to carry out analysis, to prepare relevant proposals and to ensure their implementation together with the relevant state entities, to coordinate activities towards the integration of the country into the world trade system;

3.0.57. to participate in drafting, agreeing and implementation of international agreements on international transport, transit of goods, as well as foreign trade transportation;

3.0.58. to develop measures to increase the country's competitiveness in foreign trade, develop export potential, create favorable conditions for the export of local goods and services to foreign markets, protect the interests of exporters and implement them together with relevant state entities;

3.0.59. to take measures to provide economic and legal information to the participants of foreign economic and trade activities, to create information systems on foreign economic and trade activities;

3.0.60. to make proposals to the relevant state body on the application of measures to regulate foreign trade activities;

3.0.61. to determine whether there are cases of discrimination against the country in the field of trade, if such cases are found, to prepare proposals on their elimination and to implement them together with relevant state entities;

3.0.62. to analyze the conjuncture of the world markets of goods and services, prepare proposals on the areas of activity based on the results obtained;

3.0.63. to conduct an analysis on the protection of the domestic market of the country together with the relevant state entities, to prepare relevant proposals and to take measures for their implementation after their adoption;

3.0.64. to participate in the formation of the state policy in the field of export control and implementation of this policy;

3.0.65. to carry out material-technical and financial support of trade representatives and their offices at embassies and consulates operating in foreign countries of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

3.0.66. to ensure the implementation of international treaties in which the Republic of Azerbaijan is a party;

3.0.67. to prepare and implement the socio-economic development directions of the regions by involving relevant state and local self-government entities, non-governmental organizations;

3.0.68. to monitor compliance with the requirements established by the legislation in order to prevent the legalization of money or other property obtained by criminal means and financing of terrorism through a subordinate body not included in the structure of the Ministry, as well as to coordinate the activities of monitoring participants, other persons participating in monitoring, control and other state entities;

3.0.69. to control the activities of the relevant body included in the structure of the state budget in connection with the transfer of compulsory state Social Insurance, Unemployment Insurance and compulsory health insurance rights to the budget of taxes and other compulsory payments, as well as the relevant funds established by law;

3.0.70. to control implementation by the relevant body included in the structure of measures ensuring compliance with the tax legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Social insurance, Unemployment insurance and Health insurance legislations in connection with the calculation and payment of insurance premiums;

3.0.71. to keep records of accrued and fixed taxes, compulsory state social insurance, unemployment insurance and compulsory health insurance premiums through the relevant body included in the structure and to inform about it the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

3.0.72. to control the state registration and registration of commercial legal entities, public legal entities, branches and representative offices of foreign commercial legal entities, as well as registration of taxpayers by the relevant body included in its structure;

3.0.73. to carry out investigation, investigation and operational-search activities on criminal cases authorized by the relevant structure;

3.0.74. to look at the cases on the relevant administrative offenses provided for by law directly or through the relevant body included in its structure;

3.0.75. to carry out state control in the field of accounting through the relevant body included in the structure, in cases defined by the law of the Republic of Azerbaijan “On accounting”;

3.0.76. to control over the management and privatization of state property, including the state housing fund and lands by the relevant structure;

3.0.77. to control the compilation and conduct of the state register of real estate, unified state cadastre, state land cadastre and the land register, which is part of it, the conduct of the address register, as well as the implementation of the state registration of property and other property rights to real estate;

3.0.78. to monitor the assessment of the real estate of the relevant structure, including land, buildings, buildings, facilities, residential and non-residential areas, residential and garden houses, as well as enterprises;

3.0.79. to act as the founder and participant of state-owned legal entities and legal entities having the share of the state in the authorized capital through the relevant body included in its structure (except for cases determined by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan);

3.0.80. to review petitions on the categorization of lands and their transfer from one category to another through the relevant structure and submit to the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan the proposals agreed with the relevant entities;

3.0.81. to look at the petitions on the acquisition of land in municipal property through the relevant body included in its structure and submit to the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the basis of the proposals agreed with the relevant entities;

3.0.82. to participate in the formation of the state policy in the field of protection, development and promotion of competition, prevention of monopolistic activity and elimination of unfair competition, to ensure the implementation of this policy and state control in this field through the relevant entity included in the structure;

3.0.83. to monitor the implementation of the activities of natural monopolies in accordance with the economic policy of the state, to make proposals on the list of natural monopolies, to obtain technical and economic indicators from these enterprises for this purpose, to analyze them and take measures in this regard;

3.0.84. to participate in the formation of the state policy together with the relevant state entities in the field of protection of consumer rights and legitimate interests, ensuring the quality of consumer goods (works, services), to ensure compliance with norms and rules in the areas of trade, public catering, household and other types of services, quality and safety of goods (works, services) in the consumer market through the relevant entity included in the structure;

3.0.85. to participate in the formation of the state policy in the field of procurement of goods (works and services) at the expense of state funds together with the relevant state entities, to ensure the implementation of state control in this area through the relevant entity included in the structure;

3.0.86. to participate in the formalization of public policy in the internal trade and service sectors and to prepare the state regulation, to implement this policy together with the relevant state entities, as well as to take measures related to the development of domestic trade and consumer market;

3.0.87. to ensure the implementation of the investigation on anti-dumping, compensation and protection measures in accordance with the procedure established by law through the relevant body included in the structure;

3.0.88. to carry out state control over the activities of advertising (except advertising in the open space);

3.0.89. to organize the acquisition, preservation and transfer of quantitative units from the state benchmark through the relevant structure;

3.0.90. to organize ready-made, acceptance, application of standards, related services related to the application of standards through the relevant body included in the structure;

3.0.91. to organize compliance with principles and rules on accreditation through the relevant body included in its structure, implementation of accreditation of conformity assessment entities;

3.0.92. to carry out the tasks arising from normalization activities in the relevant area;

3.0.93. to ensure the implementation of human and civil rights and freedoms related to the areas of activity and to prevent their violation;

3.0.94. to ensure the application of scientific and technical achievements in the field of activity, taking into account advanced international experience;

3.0.95. to ensure the effective use of budgetary means, loans, grants and other financial resources allocated in connection with the activities;

3.0.96. to approve the cost estimates of the target budget and other funds used to fulfill the duties of the entities and subordinate entities not included in the structure of the Ministry and to carry out control over their use for their purpose;

3.0.97. to take necessary measures for protection of state secret and confidentiality regime, as well as tax, commercial and banking secrecy within the scope of activities, as well as security measures in accordance with the directions of activity;

3.0.98. to inform the public about its activities, to create the website, to place the public information on the public information which is owned and the list of which is defined by the law on this website and to ensure the constant updating of this information;

3.0.99. to provide personnel training in the field of activity, as well as to take measures for training and additional training of specialists;

3.0.100. to take measures to improve the structure and activities of the Ministry and coordinate the work of the entities and subordinate entities not included in the structure of the Ministry and carry out control over their activities;

3.0.101. to organize scientific research in the field of activity directions and tasks of the Ministry;

3.0.102. to summarize the proposals on the directions of activity by the entities included in the structure of the Ministry and subordinate entities not included in its structure and to take legislative measures;

3.0.103. To review the appeals received in connection with the activity of the Ministry in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Azerbaijan “On appeals of citizens”, “On administrative proceedings” and “On obtaining information” and to take measures in accordance with the law;

3.0.104. To organize clerical and archive work in the Ministry;

3.0.105. To perform other duties determined by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

4. Rights of the Ministry

4.0. To carry out their duties, the Ministry has the following rights:

4.0.1. to exercise the rights arising from the activities of establishing norms in the relevant area;

4.0.2. to take the initiative to support the Republic of Azerbaijan in international treaties on issues related to the directions of its activity;

4.0.3. to submit a request for necessary information (documents) to state and local self-governing entities, individuals and legal entities on issues related to the directions of activity and receive such information (documents) from them;

4.0.4. to give feedback on the directions of activity, to carry out analysis, generalizations, monitoring and research, to prepare analytical materials;

4.0.5. to involve independent experts and specialists, consulting companies, scientific organizations in their activities in the prescribed manner;

4.0.6. to establish a periodic press body in accordance with the established procedure, issue special papers and other publications;

4.0.7. to monitor the implementation of international treaties (agreements, conventions) to which the Republic of Azerbaijan is a party and to take measures to fulfill obligations under those agreements;

4.0.8. to make proposals to relevant state entities on directions of activity;

4.0.9. to participate in international events, including forums, conferences, exhibitions and other events and to organize such events in the country and abroad;

4.0.10. to exercise the rights established by law on the state property assigned to its use;

4.0.11.to study the experience of foreign states in the field of activity, to carry out international and foreign cooperation, to organize and carry out cooperation with relevant entities and other entities of foreign states, international organizations, foreign legal and other persons, to participate in negotiations and negotiations, to prepare or participate in the drafting of international treaties (agreements, contracts);

4.0.12. To exercise other rights established by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

5. Organization of the Ministry’s activity

5.1. The Office of the Ministry, its subdivisions and subordinate entities (legal entities, organizations, etc.), as well as the relevant executive authority of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic constitute a single system of the Ministry. The Ministry implements its activities directly and through these entities.

5.2. The structure of the Ministry, the total number of staff of the Ministry's Office and its subdivisions is defined by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The list of subordinate entities (legal entities, organizations, etc.) not included in the structure of the Ministry is approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

5.3. The activity of the Ministry is headed by the Minister of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan (hereinafter – “the Minister”), appointed and dismissed by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The Minister is personally responsible for the fulfillment of the duties entrusted to the Ministry and the implementation of the rights.

5.4. The Minister has 1 (one) First deputy and 5 (five) deputies appointed and dismissed by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The First Deputy Minister and the deputies fulfill the duties entrusted to them by the Minister and are personally responsible for this.

5.5. The Minister:

5.5.1. organizes the activities of the Ministry and leads it;

5.5.2. carries out a division of duties between deputies, determines their powers, as well as other officials of the Ministry and ensures their interaction;

5.5.3. approves in the form of decisions the normative legal acts on the approval of the statutes of the structural divisions of the Ministry's Office ,the entities included in its structure ( except for the entities whose statutes are approved by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan) and the statutes of the scientific and technical council, the subordinate bodies not included in its structure (except for legal entities whose statutes are approved by the, also, in paragraph 5.11 of these regulations, as well the normative legal acts on issues not covered by the powers of the Board of the Ministry are adopted in the form of decisions;

5.5.4. in accordance with subparagraph 5.5.3 of these regulations, submits the statutes of subordinate entities (legal entities, organizations, etc.) not included in the structure of the Ministry in the established order for approval;

5.5.5. within the established structure, salary fund and number of employees, approves the structure of the Office of the Ministry, the entities included in its structure and the subordinate entities not included in the structure (except the entities whose structure is approved by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan), the staff schedule and their cost estimate within the allocated budget allocation;

5.5.6. appoints and dismisses the employees of the Office of the Ministry and its regional divisions, the offices of trade representatives in the embassies and consulates of the Republic of Azerbaijan operating in foreign countries, as well as the heads of subordinate entities not included in the structure and under the structure of the Ministry and their deputies (with the exception of heads and deputies of the State Tax Service under the Ministry, the State Service for Property Issues, the State Service for Antimonopoly and Consumer Market control, as well as other cases established by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan), takes measures of encouragement and discipline against them;

5.5.7. provides the employees of structural divisions of the Office of the Ministry, regional subdivisions and trade offices of embassies and consulates of the Republic of Azerbaijan abroad, as well as heads of state services and their deputies with the rank of chief civil service counselor and below ranks;

5.5.8. In agreement with the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, appoints and dismisses trade representatives at the embassies and consulates of the Republic of Azerbaijan in foreign countries, submits proposals to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on granting trade representatives the diplomatic rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Second Degree;

5.5.9. gives presentation to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan on granting to the employees of the Office of the Ministry and its structures the qualification degrees and higher special ranks not within the competence of the Minister stipulated in these regulations, as well as awarding honorary titles of the Republic of Azerbaijan to specially distinguished employees or awarding them with state awards;

5.5.10. within the defined wage and number of employees in the Ministry, establishes and abolishes structural units, regional units of the Ministry, as well as structural units of the entities included in the structure of the Ministry;

5.5.11. distributes funds allocated from the state budget, financial means as superintendent of extra-budgetary funds, provides the provision of additions, financial assistance and rewards to the salaries of employees;

5.5.12. approves the Chairman of the Appeal Board, as well as other members of the Appeal Board, the Head of the Secretariat and the composition on the basis of the presentation (proposal) of the Chairman of the Appeal Board;

5.5.13. adopts non-normative legal acts in the form of orders and decrees and organizes, checks and carries out control over them, as well as the normative legal acts adopted in the Ministry;

5.5.14. represents, negotiates and signs relevant international documents in relation to the state entities of the Republic of Azerbaijan and foreign countries, offices, enterprises and organizations, legal and physical persons, as well as international organizations;

5.5.15. gives proposals on the formation of the state budget and extra-budgetary funds for the relevant year on the issues under the powers of the Ministry;

5.5.16. abolishes the decisions of officials of the Ministry that contradict the legislation.

5.6. The entities included in the structure of the Ministry and the heads of subordinate entities not included in its structure are directly responsible for the performance of the tasks assigned to them and the implementation of their duties.

5.7. The Minister may entrust the implementation of part of his powers or the temporary execution of duties to the First Deputy Minister or one of the deputies.

5.8. The Ministry established the Board consisting of the Minister (Chairman of the Board), the First Deputy Minister and Deputies, the Head of the relevant executive authority of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, Heads of State Services under the Ministry and other senior employees of the Ministry. Specialists and scientists can also be included in the Board of the Ministry.

5.9. The number and composition of the members of the Board of the Ministry are approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

5.10. The Board of the Ministry at its meetings discusses issues related to the activities of the Ministry and makes relevant decisions about them.

5.11. The Board of the Ministry adopts the following normative legal acts in the form of decisions:

5.11.1. Normative legal acts regulating relations between the Ministry and other entities;

5.11.2. specific normative legal acts, adoption of which assigned to the Ministry by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

5.11.3. single (joint) normative legal acts regulating the activities of several state entities;

5.11.4. normative legal acts, which must be agreed with the relevant state entities;

5.11.5. normative legal acts envisaged in subparagraph 5.5.3 of this regulation put into discussion of the Office of the Ministry, on the initiative of the Minister;

5.11.6. normative legal acts abolishing or amending the normative legal acts adopted by the Office of the Ministry, in accordance with subparagraphs 5.11.1 – 5.11.5 of these regulations.

5.12. Meetings of the Board of the Ministry are authorized when more than half of the Board members participate. Decisions of the Board of the Ministry are made by a simple majority of its members. If the votes are equal when the decision of the Board of the Ministry is taken, the vote of the Chairman of the Office is considered decisive.

5.13. In cases of disagreement between the members of the Board of the Ministry, the Minister adopts decision by informing about it the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Members of the Board of the Ministry can convey their personal views to the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

5.14. Representatives of other executive authorities and organizations, as well as non-governmental organizations may be invited to meetings of the Board of the Ministry.

5.15. For the research and implementation of scientific and technical achievements and advanced experience in the relevant area, the Scientific and Technical Council functioning on a public basis can be established at the Ministry.

 

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