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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF TAJIKISTAN

of April 7, 1995 No. 59

About veterans

(as amended on 17-12-2020)

This Law, determining the status of veterans, installs system and the mechanism of realization of state policy concerning veterans.

Section I. General provisions

Article 1. Purpose and tasks of the legislation of the Republic of Tajikistan on veterans

The purpose of the legislation of the Republic of Tajikistan on veterans is creation of the necessary conditions providing to veterans worthy life and active participation in various fields of activity of society and state.

Tasks of the legislation of the Republic of Tajikistan on veterans are:

regulation of the public relations as which subjects veterans act;

every possible protection of the rights, freedoms and interests of veterans;

approval in the society of respect for veterans;

patriotic education of citizens.

Article 2. Legislation of the Republic of Tajikistan on veterans

The legislation of the Republic of Tajikistan on veterans is based on the Constitution of the Republic of Tajikistan and consists of this Law, other acts of the legislation of the Republic of Tajikistan, and also international treaties in which the Republic of Tajikistan participates.

Article 3. Ratio of this Law and international treaties

If the international treaty of the Republic of Tajikistan establishes other regulations, than those which contain in this Law then are applied regulations of the international treaty.

Article 4. Persons to whom operation of this Law extends

Operation of this Law extends to persons who are constantly living in the territory of the republic who according to the law are recognized veterans.

The status of veterans - the citizens of the Republic of Tajikistan living in the territory of other states is determined by international treaties of the Republic of Tajikistan.

Article 5. Distribution of operation of this Law on veterans - citizens of other states

Veterans are foreign citizens, veterans - the persons without citizenship who are temporarily living or temporarily staying in the territory of the Republic of Tajikistan have the rights, guarantees and compensations in the amount determined by international treaties of the Republic of Tajikistan and this Law.

Article 6. The concepts used in this Law

The concepts used in this Law mean the following:

"discount" (release) in payment (from payment) utilities, - water supply, water disposal, export of household and other waste, gas supply, heat supply and electric utility service - within standard rates of consumption of utilities;

"discount" (release) in payment (from payment) services svyaziabonentny payment for phone, radio, use of the collective antenna - within standard rates of consumption of communication services;

"discount" (release) in payment (from payment) the occupied living space, (premises)", - discount (release) in payment (from payment) the occupied total area of premises - within social norms".

Section II. State policy concerning veterans

Article 7. State policy concerning veterans

State policy concerning veterans proceeds from the constitutional status of Tajikistan as social state which policy is directed to creation of the conditions providing worthy life and free development of the person includes complex of the legal, social and economic, cultural and educational, organizational and other measures providing: development and implementation of the target programs providing legal and social protection of veterans; accounting of interests of veterans by state governing bodies in case of creation and implementation of the major state programs of social and economic development of the country; involvement of veterans to direct participation in government and society; assistance to the veteran organizations in implementation of their functions and powers; promotion of importance of military service and labor activity, prestige of the state awards for military and labor feats.

Article 8. Guarantees of social and legal protection of veterans

The state, guaranteeing providing to veterans of worthy living standards, performs protection of their rights, freedoms and interests through system of bodies of legislative, executive and judicial authority.

The rights and other measures of social protection established earlier for veterans and their families by the legislation of USSR and the Republic of Tajikistan cannot be cancelled without provision in legislative procedure for equivalent replacement. Any restrictions of the rights and benefits provided by this Law to veterans and members of their families are not allowed.

Realization of the rights, guarantees and compensations established by the legislation on veterans is provided with the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan.

Article 9. Obligations and the rights of state bodies, officials, the companies, organizations, organizations and citizens concerning veterans

State bodies, officials, the companies, organizations and the organizations, irrespective of patterns of ownership and conditions of managing, and citizens shall show care of veterans in acknowledgement of their special merits before the Fatherland.

State bodies, the companies, the organizations and organizations, irrespective of patterns of ownership and conditions of the managing having the right to make decisions on provision to veterans at the expense of own resources of the additional measures of social protection which are not provided by this Law.

Article 10. Veteran organizations

For the purpose of protection of the rights and the interests of veterans protected by the law in the Republic of Tajikistan the organizations of veterans can be created.

The veteran organizations perform the activities according to the legislation of the Republic of Tajikistan on public associations, articles of organization and in accordance with the established procedure have the right to participate in development and decision making of state bodies concerning veterans.

Article 11. Guarantees of activities of the veteran organizations

State bodies, and also the companies, organizations and the organizations, irrespective of patterns of ownership and conditions of managing, within the competence have the right to give to the veteran organizations financial support, to provide subsidies from means of the relevant budgets, is non-paid or on preferential basis to provide buildings and rooms, the equipment and other property necessary for implementation of their authorized tasks.

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