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The new administrative acts constitute a fully electronic Administration, interconnected and transparent

18 november 2015

The Minister of finance and public authorities, has made these statements at the end of the I Jornades on new Administrative Acts, organized by the national institute of public administration (INAP).

The Minister of finance and Public Administrations, Christopher Montoro has closed the I Jornades on new Administrative Acts, organized by the national institute of public administration (INAP).

In his statement, the minister has emphasized the professional work of public employees and the extraordinary work of public services on offer in spain that, “ with his dedication and effort, have made the public service to be a political ally for the departure from the crisis ”.

In this regard, Montoro has ensured that thanks to public service, the government has been able to undertake the modernization of the administration, “ essential for economic recovery and for the country to continue to progress ”.

This new regulation for the reform of the functioning of public administrations implanted a fully electronic Administration, interconnected, transparent and with a clear structure and simple. In particular, is reflected in separate acts: the law of Common Administrative Procedure of the public administrations, and the law of the Legal Regime of the public Sector.

This reform is based on two complementary axes: the reference to the external relations of the administration with citizens and businesses, which was dealt with the law of the administrative procedure Of the Public administrations; and the organization and internal relations within each administration and among different administrations, which is central to the Legal Regime of the public Sector.

Major developments to citizens.

  • The foreign electronic citizens with the administration. It enables the filing of written submissions at any time in the electronic register of any administration, regardless of who was directed.
  • It simplifies the identification documents and electronic signature that can be used to cutting red tape. For this reason, for example, the use of electronic keys concerted action provided the citizen at the time for your application, establishes the personal attendance by the administration in the use of electronic means to those citizens who need it and it is anticipated that managers can alert the citizen, if they have been authorized, by message to the mobile phone that has a notice to be available electronically.
  • Reducing administrative burdens and establishes as a general rule the non-application of original documents (for example, the statement of income or registration certificates, etc). It will not be necessary for the citizens submit photocopies of documents, but They registered electronically, the administration develop copies you need.
  • There will be a single common procedure, easier to know, regardless of the abundant current number of special procedures, and is expected an administrative procedure "exprés" for cases of minor complexity, with earning agility to shorten time periods.
  • It is for all administrative procedures for the possibility of reducing the amount of penalties for prompt payment or acknowledgement of responsibility.
  • Moreover, citizens will be able to find the main reforms that are planned to adopt every year through the annual Plan.

Major developments for companies.

  • Companies must interact electronically with all the administrations, as they already doing with the Tax and Social security, and may give powers electronically to carry out administrative procedures. To facilitate this task will have a trail committee at its disposal.
  • Reducing administrative burdens on not to require as a general rule that documents have been previously submitted to it, or produced by the administration itself (for example: licences or authorizations already issued).
  • At the state, is fixed with a general nature a common date (january and june) of entry into force of the rules that impose obligations on professionals and companies for the development of their professional or economic activity, which will allow businesses to be able to plan their activities with greater certainty and better adapt to the policy changes.

Greater transparency and more expeditious functioning public administration

The payout of agility will be both for managing administrative procedures, by stipulating that all communications between electronic administrations will be Fully in all its procedures, which will reduce lead times, as in the standard-setting processes, by providing, on the state level, in an accelerated procedure, which would facilitate regulatory responses faster certain problems.

This is compounded by a number of measures that increase the path of transparency initiated in the past year. Among these is the creation of a Single inventory of all agencies and entities linked or dependants of all administrations. Any citizen and company can know what public agencies and entities exist in each time any Administration, which joins that all state agencies and entities, regardless of its title, should add the acronym identifies his legal nature. This will help to improve their presence in the market in a clear and easy for its legal identification by any operator.

For further improvement of transparency also create a new state register containing the list of bodies of cooperation with the involvement of the General state administration, as well as the conventions that the state has signed with other Administrations.

Moreover, it was also gains in transparency in the development of standards by providing for the realization of a public consultation via the web a prior to the development of policy proposals. There will also be an assessment of the policy initiatives adopted the previous year as a control mechanism ex post, with the objective of analysing the impact of its implementation, the degree of fulfilment of its objectives and, if necessary, proposals for amendment or repeal.

In addition, sectoral conferences (main body of cooperation between the state and the autonomous communities) shall be informed on the draft documents, where the Area of competence of other public administrations, with the aim of improving the exchange of information between the various administrations and avoid duplication.

Improved cooperation and coordination between the various public administrations

For the first time, are regulated under a law, the basic elements of composition and functioning of the conference of presidents, comprising the chair of the government and the chairpersons autonomous.

Are regulated in a more precise manner the sectoral conferences as essential cooperation between the state and the autonomous communities, where they meet regularly ministers and competent advisers. Their Agreements are generally complied with.

Finally, it was also included specific measures to improve the functioning of the General state administration, including the requirement for the members of the government, secretaries of state, under-secretaries, Secretaries-General, delegates from government and the executive directors of the eligibility requirements set out in act 3/2015, of 30 march, regulating the exercise of the high office of the General state administration or forecasting of the electronic procedure of the proposals and agreements of the council of Ministers.

  • Open government
  • Company
  • Citizen
  • Interadministrativa cooperation