Ministry of Justice and Public Administration won second place in the United Nations Public service Awards 2012 competition
The Ministry entered the contest with a project called IT-supported procedure for drafting legislation
United Nations Public Service Awards is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service. It rewards the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions that lead to a more effective and responsive public administration in countries worldwide. Through an annual competition, the UN Public Service Awards promotes the role, professionalism and visibility of public service.
This year, the Ministry of Justice and Public Administration entered the contest with a project called IT-supported procedure for drafting legislation (ITDL). The ITDL project competed in the category titled “Fostering Participation in Public Policy-Making Decisions through Innovative Mechanisms«.
The ITDL project is a system which allows coverage of all essential steps in the process of adopting a legal act, operating uniformly in all spheres of competence, which are involved in the process of preparing and adopting legislation. Strong emphasis is also placed on the fostering of the involvement of public contribution in the process of regulation drafting. Linking back-end systems of the ITDL with the web sub-portal E-democracy allows for easy monitoring of existing legislation and preparation of new legislation in one place, which is of paramount importance to users.