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The document ceased to be valid since  July 1, 2018 according to article 41 of the Law of the Republic of Armenia of  March 29, 2018 No. ZR-205, except for:

- Articles 9 and 10, which void for the 60th day after loss of force of procedure, the established coordinating vice-Prime Minister

LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

of December 27, 2001 No. ZR-272

About civil service

(as amended on 26-04-2016)

Accepted by National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on December 4, 2001

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1.

Voided according to the Law of the Republic of Armenia of 14.06.2011 No. ZR-174

Article 2. Subject of regulation of this Law

This Law establishes the basic principles of civil service of the Republic of Armenia, and the relations connected with classification of positions of civil service and class ranks of civil service, appointment as civil service, retraining, performance estimation, reserve of personnel of civil service, legal status of civil servants, the organization and management of civil service and also other related relations are governed.

Article 3. The basic concepts used in this Law

1. The basic concepts used in this Law have the following values:

a) civil service - professional activity which, irrespective of change of ratio of political forces, is conducted in stipulated in Item 1 article 4 of this Law bodies for the purpose of implementation of the tasks and functions referred to competence of these bodies by the legislation of the Republic of Armenia;

b) position of civil service - the position provided by the Nomenclature of positions of civil service;

c) The nomenclature of positions of civil service - the list of all positions of civil service approved in the procedure established by this Law;

d) the civil servant - the person holding any position (except for temporarily vacant position, the position held according to the procedure, stipulated in Item 1 article 15.1 of this Law) provided by the Nomenclature of positions of civil service, or in short term being in reserve of personnel of civil service;

e) relevant organ - body, stipulated in Item 1 article 4 of this Law;

e) the passport of position of civil service - the document describing provided by this Law and other legal acts of the right and obligation of the civil servant holding this position, and establishing requirements imposed to the civil servant from the point of view of ownership of professional knowledge and labor skills for the introduction in this position and also for receipt of the corresponding class rank of civil service approved in the procedure established by this Law;

g) the class rank of civil service - the criterion of qualification corresponding to professional knowledge and labor skills of the civil servant;

h) the chief of staff - the official specified in Item 3 of article 15 of this Law;

i) ceased to be valid according to the Law of the Republic of Armenia of 18.07.2014 No. ZR-104

and. 1) assessment of execution of the civil servant – the action directed to identification and encouragement from relevant organ of need for retraining of the civil servant;

j) retraining of civil servants - consecutive enhancement of professional knowledge and labor skills of civil servants;

to. 1) the generalizing assessment – assessment of execution and results of retraining of the civil servant;

k) reserve of personnel of civil service - set of the civil servants who are not holding positions of civil service in the procedure established by this Law and persons specified in Item 3 of article 21 of this Law;

l) office investigation - consideration of the questions connected with accomplishment by the civil servant of the obligations and with its activities in the cases and procedure established by this Law and other legal acts;

m) ceased to be valid according to the Law of the Republic of Armenia of 14.06.2011 No. ZR-174

o) ceased to be valid according to the Law of the Republic of Armenia of 14.06.2011 No. ZR-174

o) ceased to be valid according to the Law of the Republic of Armenia of 14.06.2011 No. ZR-174

p) professional working life: graduated, and in case of this position of higher education provided by the passport – the working life corresponding to the qualification specified in the document confirming this education irrespective of the work performed in the state or private spheres. The professional working life includes period of time after receipt of the corresponding qualification.

2. In sense of this Law positions of the President of the Republic of Armenia, deputies of National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, the secretary of National Security council, ministers of the Republic of Armenia and heads of municipalities of the Republic of Armenia are considered as the political positions provided by the subitem "n" of Item 1 of this Law.

3. In sense of this Law and their deputies positions of the Chief of staff of the President of the Republic of Armenia, the chief of staff of National assembly of the Republic of Armenia, the first deputy chief of staff of the President of the Republic of Armenia, one of deputy managers of the office of the President of the Republic of Armenia, the first deputy chief of staff of National assembly of the Republic of Armenia, one of deputy managers of the office of National assembly of the Republic of Armenia, the Chief of staff of the Government of the Republic of Armenia, the head of Control service of the President of the Republic of Armenia, the head of Control service of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia are considered as the discretionary positions provided by the subitem "o" of Item 1 of this Article, and also position of deputies, advisers, press secretaries, assistants, assistants of heads of communities of the Republic of Armenia and heads of administrative areas of Yerevan, heads of state bodies under the Government of the Republic of Armenia and their deputies, heads of the state bodies operating in the sphere of management of the ministries of the Republic of Armenia and their deputies, deputy ministers of the Republic of Armenia, ambassadors at large, ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia, permanent representatives of the Republic of Armenia in the international organizations, chargês d'affaires, consuls general, governors of the Republic of Armenia and their deputies, and also position of advisers, press secretaries, assistants and assistants of the President of the Republic of Armenia, the Chairman of National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia and his deputies, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, ministers of the Republic of Armenia.

4. In sense of this Law positions of members of permanent heads of bodies (their deputies) and created under the laws of the Republic of Armenia are considered as civil positions.

Article 4. Coverage of this Law

1. Operation of this law extends to persons holding the positions provided by the Nomenclature of positions of civil service in the following bodies:

a) in the Office of the President of the Republic of Armenia;

b) in Government office of the Republic of Armenia;

c) in offices of republican executive bodies of the Republic of Armenia;

century 1) In offices of the state bodies operating in the sphere of management of the ministries of the Republic of Armenia;

d) in offices of regional administrations of the Republic of Armenia;

e) in offices of the permanent bodies created according to the laws of the Republic of Armenia, except for the Central bank.

2. The persons holding political, discretionary and civil positions, and also performing maintenance in bodies, stipulated in Item 1 this Article are not considered as civil servants.

Article 5. Basic principles of civil service

The basic principles of civil service are:

a) rule of the Constitution, laws of the Republic of Armenia, priority of rights and freedoms of man and citizen;

b) stability of civil service;

c) unity of the main requirements imposed to civil servants and equality of civil servants before the law;

d) publicity of civil service;

e) political correctness of civil servants;

e) availability of civil service, identical to citizens, according to their professional knowledge and labor skills;

g) professionalism of civil servants;

h) legal and social security of civil servants;

i) responsibility of civil servants for failure to carry out or inadequate accomplishment of the service duties by them;

j) submission to control and accountability of activities of civil servants.

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