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LAW OF TURKMENISTAN

of May 23, 2015 No. 227-V

About procedure for assignment of names to the state companies, organizations, organizations, geographical and other objects and their renamings

This Law establishes the legal basis of assignment of names to the state companies, the organizations, organizations, geographical and other objects and their renamings.

Chapter I. General provisions

Article 1. Assignment of names to the state companies, organizations, organizations, geographical and other objects and their renaming

1. This Law determines procedure for assignment of names to the state companies, the organizations, organizations, public institutions of education, health care and culture, shopping facilities and objects of servicing of the population, sports constructions; to military units, railway stations, sea and river ports, piers, water constructions (further - the state objects), to geographical and other objects and their renamings.

2. Opinions of local population are appropriated to the state subjects of the name taking into account geographical, historical, national, living and other local conditions. Names shall be simple, laconic and conform to requirements of toponymics. Assignment of names which are already this to other state objects, geographical and other objects (irrespective of their departmental subordination) located within one administrative and territorial unit is not allowed.

3. Names of the state objects, geographical and other objects shall reflect their location, nature of activities and jurisdiction. The reduced and conditional names can be appropriated to them. To railway stations, river names of settlements in which these transport objects are located are appropriated to both seaports and piers, as a rule.

4. Names in commemoration of historical events, in glorification of advantage of the state, and also names of especially outstanding state and public figures can be appropriated to the state objects, geographical and other objects.

5. In case of assignment to the state objects of name of the outstanding state or public figure the appropriated name shall be included in the name of the state object, geographical and other object.

Assignment to the state objects, geographical and other objects of names of especially outstanding state and public figures is performed by Majlis of Turkmenistan.

6. Names are appropriated to the state objects, geographical and other objects in case of the solution in accordance with the established procedure of question of their creation.

7. The names appropriated to the state objects, geographical and other objects shall be approved with relevant organ of the local executive authority.

8. Names of the state objects, the geographical and other objects which are a part of the system of the ministries and departments shall be approved with the relevant ministries and departments.

9. Assignment of names to the monuments, monuments, obelisks and other works of monumental art constructed according to the decision of the President of Turkmenistan, and also approval of texts of texts on them is made on representation of the Ministry of Culture of Turkmenistan.

10. Renaming of the state objects, geographical and other objects is allowed in connection with their reorganization, transfer to other area, change of nature of activities, jurisdiction or names of settlements in which these objects, and also in other exceptional cases are located.

11. Forms and texts of signs of the state objects, geographical and other objects, and also writing of their names are determined by the relevant ministries, departments and hyakimlika of welayats, the city of Ashgabat.

12. Lists of the state objects, geographical and other objects are kept by the relevant ministries and departments, and local subordination - hyakimlikama of the respective welayats and the city of Ashgabat.

13. Lists of the monuments, monuments, obelisks and other works of monumental art constructed under the resolution of the President of Turkmenistan are kept by the Ministry of Culture of Turkmenistan.

14. Petitions for assignment of names to the state objects subordinated to the ministries, departments, hyakimlika of welayats, cities and etraps, geographical and other objects in commemoration of historical events, names in honor of historic figures, the state and public figures who brought special contribution to consolidation of the state, development of economy, science, culture and art can be initiated by the ministries and departments, bodies of the local executive authority, Gengeshami, labor collectives of the state companies, organizations and organizations, public associations and groups of citizens.

Article 2. The legislation of Turkmenistan on assignment of names to the state objects, geographical and other objects and about their renaming

The legislation of Turkmenistan on assignment of names to the state objects, geographical and other objects and about their renaming consists of this Law and other regulatory legal acts of Turkmenistan.

Chapter II. Powers in the field of assignment of names to the state objects, geographical and other objects and their renamings

Article 3. Powers of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan

Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan:

1) determines state policy in the field of assignment of names to the state objects, geographical and other objects;

2) appropriates names to the state companies, the organizations, organizations, the central healthcare institutions, cultures, to organizations of average and higher education, the organizations performing postgraduate professional education to shopping facilities and objects of servicing of the population, sports constructions, military units, railway stations, sea and river ports, piers, water constructions, geographical and other objects and renames them;

3) represents offers to Majlis of Turkmenistan about assignment of names of outstanding state and public figures to the state objects, geographical and other objects;

4) resolves other issues established by the legislation of Turkmenistan in the field of assignment of names to objects and their renamings.

Article 4. Powers of hyakim of welayats and city of Ashgabat

Hyakima of welayats and city of Ashgabat:

1) is appropriated by names to educational institutions, except for the organizations of education specified in Item 2 of article 3 of this Law to medical and cultural institutions, shopping facilities and objects of servicing of the population, sports constructions and rename them;

2) is represented by offers to the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan about assignment of names of outstanding state and public figures to the state objects, geographical and other objects;

3) resolve other issues established by the legislation of Turkmenistan in the field of assignment of names to objects and their renamings.

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