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 NAPC approves e-declaration system launch Sept. 1

The National Agency for Prevention of Corruption (NAPC) has decided to launch the certified Internet-based register of income declarations of senior officials Sept. 1.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Ukrainski Novyny, the relevant decision was taken at a meeting of the agency authorities.

The senior officials must submit electronic income declarations within 60 days from the date of the system startup (before Nov. 1).

The officials will be held criminally liable if the income stated in their declarations will exceed the verified one by more than 250 minimum legal wages, that is by 344,450 hryvnia (about $13,250). The current minimum legal wage is 1,378 hryvnia.

Read more: E-declaration system will be launched on Sept.1, - Poroshenko

During the meeting, the chairperson of the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection handed NAPC Head Natalia Korchak the certificate of conformity for the integrated information protection system developed for the Unified State Register of income declarations of state officials.

According to the law on combating corruption in 2016, the high-ranking officials must submit expanded returns online within 60 days from the date of the electronic income declarations register startup. In particular, such officials include the president and the prime minister, their advisers and assistants; members of the Cabinet; deputy ministers; members of the National Commissions and the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine; heads of the State Property Fund and National Bank and their deputies; MPs, judges, prosecutors, and investigators as well as heads and deputy heads of the state bodies, which jurisdiction covers the entire territory of Ukraine; high-ranking military officials.

Read more: State Communication Service issues certificate of conformity for e-declaration system

As previously reported, the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine denied the issuance of a certificate of conformity of the integrated information protection system developed for the Unified State Register of declarations of persons authorized to perform functions of the state or local governments. NAPC chief Nataliia Korchak said the e-declaration system would be put in service on Aug. 15 despite its failure to meet necessary data protection requirements.

On Aug. 15, the e-declaration system was put into operation without the above-mentioned certificate of conformity.
 
 
 
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