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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

of June 15, 2010 No. ZRU-252

About archiving

Accepted by Legislative house on November 3, 2009

Approved by the Senate on May 7, 2010

(as amended on 03-12-2020)

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Purpose of this Law

The purpose of this Law is regulation of the relations in the field of archiving.

Article 2. Legislation on archiving

The legislation on archiving consists of this Law and other acts of the legislation.

If the international treaty of the Republic of Uzbekistan establishes other rules, than those which are stipulated by the legislation the Republic of Uzbekistan about archiving then are applied rules of the international treaty.

Article 3. Basic concepts

In this Law the following basic concepts are applied:

especially important document - the archive document representing the inherent historical and cultural and scientific value, special importance for society and the state concerning which the special accounting treatment, storages and uses is established;

archive - the organization performing completing, accounting, storage and use of archive documents;

archiving - activities for the organization of completing, accounting, storage and use of archive documents;

archive fund - set of archive documents, historically or logically connected among themselves, the legal entities or physical persons created as a result of activities;

archive documents - textual, hand-written and machine-readable records, sound recordings, videos, movies, photos, photographic films, drawings, schemes, cards, and also the records on other material carriers which are subject to storage owing to the importance for citizens, society and the state;

depositary storage of archive documents - storage of archive documents in terms and on the conditions determined by the agreement (agreement) between their owner (owner) and archive, the museum, information and library organization, with preserving for the owner (owner) of the property right (right of possession) to archive documents;

departmental archive - the structural division of the legal entity performing completing, accounting, storage and use of archive documents;

clerical work - the process providing activities of the legal entity for documentation and the organization of work with official documents:

National Archive Fund - historically developed and constantly replenished set of the archive documents which are reflecting the material and spiritual life of people of Uzbekistan, having historical, scientific, social, economic, political and cultural value;

The state directory of National Archive Fund - the accounting document containing the main data on amount and structure of archive funds which archive documents are included in structure of National Archive Fund;

the unique document - especially important document which does not have similar according to information containing in it and (or) external signs irreplaceable when losing from the point of view of its value and (or) avtografichnost;

the insurance copy - the copy of especially important document or the unique document on other material carrier allowing to read out or reproduce information containing in the original;

documents on staff - the archive documents reflecting employment relationships of the worker with the employer.

Article 4. Patterns of ownership on archive documents

Archive documents can be in private and public patterns of ownership.

The archive documents which are in state governing bodies, the state companies, organizations and the organizations and also the archive documents transferred by them to the Public Records Offices, the museums and information and library organizations are state-owned property and cannot be object of privatization and privatization, purchase and sale or other transactions connected with transfer of property.

In case of privatization and privatization of the state companies, organizations and organizations their archive documents, including documents on staff, remain in state-owned property and are in accordance with the established procedure transferred to the Public Records Offices.

Archive documents of the non-state companies, organizations and organizations, and also private archive documents of physical persons are their private property.

The private archive documents of the died citizens included in structure of non-state part of National Archive Fund in the absence of beneficiaries under a will or to the law, and also in case of impossibility of establishment of the owner of archive documents pass into state-owned property.

Article 5. Archive documents of the reorganized and liquidated companies, organizations and the organizations

By reorganization of the companies, organizations and organizations their archive documents in coordination with the relevant Public Records Offices are transferred to legal successors of these companies, organizations and organizations.

In case of liquidation of the companies, organizations and organizations their archive documents shall be transferred to the relevant Public or non-state Records Offices according to the procedure, established by the legislation.

Chapter 2. Public administration in the field of archiving

Article 6. Powers of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the field of archiving

Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan:

provides realization of single state policy in the field of archiving and clerical work;

approves state programs on development of archiving and support of activities of archives;

establishes procedure of the state control of condition of archiving and clerical work;

establishes procedure for completing, state accounting, storage and use of archive documents;

approves regulations on National Archive Fund and the State directory of National Archive Fund;

establishes procedure for inclusion in structure and exceptions of structure of National Archive Fund of archive documents;

approves the list of the ministries, state committees and departments performing permanent (termless) storage of the archive documents included in structure of the state part of National Archive Fund;

establishes categories of privacy of archive documents, and also access restrictions to the archive documents containing the state secrets and other secret protected by the law;

establishes procedure for creation, reorganization and liquidation of archives;

establishes standard regulations of time and development on main types of works of archives;

establishes procedure for provision of services by archives and departmental archives.

The Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan can perform also other powers according to the legislation.

Article 7. Powers of the Uzarkhiv Agency of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the field of archiving

The Uzarkhiv agency of the Republic of Uzbekistan (further - the Uzarkhiv Agency):

performs single state policy in the field of archiving and clerical work;

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