Electronic asset declaration system was presented to the Supreme Court of Ukraine

Kyiv, 1 April 2016 – Software for the Unified State Register of declarations of the persons authorized to implement the functions of state and local self-government bodies was presented to the judges and the personnel of the Supreme Court of Ukraine who are required to fill their asset declaration forms in 2016.

25565798583 caeef1fec8 o smallFollowing the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption's recent launch, new challenges arose. One of them is the issue of starting a new electronic system of asset declarations for public officials. At the request of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, UNDP's Enhanced Public Sector Transparency and Integrity Project has developed new software to initiate this system and make the declaration procedure user-friendly.

During the presentation, the judges and the personnel of the Supreme Court of Ukraine learned about the new system and the rules for filling in the electronic declaration forms.

25563685204 96404222f8 o small"Key legislative changes are that public officials will fill in and submit a declaration in an electronic form. It will be available online for the public. The NAPC will check the declarations, while persons who submitted false information or failed to submit a declaration will bear not only administrative, but also criminal responsibility,'' summed up the key features of the new system Dmytro Kotliar, expert of the World Bank and UNDP.

The new electronic asset declaration system consists of 16 information blocks covering, in particular, real estate, construction in progress, valuable movable and immovable property, securities, corporate rights, intangible assets, and legal entities whose ultimate beneficiary is the subject of the declaration or his/her family members.

26168459095 9aaef292ff o smallThe participants of the presentation also discussed the further actions of the NAPC – the agency responsible for checking the declarations.

"The NAPC has been recently registered as a legal entity, and the Government has approved the maximum number of personnel for the NAPC Secretariat. We are starting to recruit employees for the Agency's Secretariat. A lot of work is yet to be done, but Ukraine will shortly get a powerful system of corruption prevention," summarized Ruslan Riaboshapka, member of the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption.