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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

of April 7, 2003 No. ZR-532

About service in bodies of homeland security

(as amended on 08-01-2024)

Accepted by National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia on April 11, 2003

This Law establishes the basic principles, procedure, conditions of service in bodies of homeland security of the Republic of Armenia, position and military ranks of the serving bodies of homeland security, right and obligation of the serving bodies of homeland security, their official guarantees, time of service and rest, leave, features of assignment of military rank, decrease and recovery in rank, dismissals from service, and also other features connected with service. During warlike situation of feature of service in bodies of homeland security are established by the laws and other legal acts of the Republic of Armenia.

Provisions of this Law extend to the military personnel of service of the state protection of the Republic of Armenia in the part which is not settled by the Law of the Republic of Armenia "About safety of persons which are subject to special state protection".

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Service in bodies of homeland security and the principles of implementation of service

1. The service in bodies of homeland security (further - service) is military service which features are established by this Law, other laws and legal acts.

2. The service in bodies of homeland security is performed with respect for the principles of legality, respect of the rights and freedoms, honor and advantage of man and citizen, humanity and publicity, independence of activities of public associations, by means of individual and centralized management, in combination of application of the public and secret methods and means which are not prohibited by the legislation of the Republic of Armenia.

3. The service in bodies of homeland security is regulated by the Constitution of the Republic of Armenia, this Law, the Law of the Republic of Armenia "About bodies of homeland security", provisions and charters of Armed Forces of the Republic of Armenia, other laws, legal acts and international treaties of the Republic of Armenia.

4. The procedure for encouragement and attraction to authority punishment of the serving bodies of homeland security is established by the Law of the Republic of Armenia "The disciplinary code of Armed forces of the Republic of Armenia.

5. The procedure for passing of military service of the military personnel of privates and unter-officers in bodies of homeland security is established by the Law of the Republic of Armenia "About military service and the status of the serviceman".

Article 2. Employee of bodies of homeland security

1. Employee of bodies of homeland security is the citizen of the Republic of Armenia who took the Oath of the employee of bodies of homeland security and holds position of one of groups, the stipulated in Clause 3 presents of the Law, or in the procedure established by this Law is at the disposal of personnel.

2. The employee of bodies of homeland security is government employee.

Chapter 2. Positions and ranks of the serving bodies of homeland security

Article 3. Groups of positions of bodies of homeland security and the list of positions of the serving bodies of homeland security

1. Positions of the serving bodies of homeland security are subdivided into the following groups:

1) ceased to be valid according to the Law of the Republic of Armenia of 08.01.2024 No. ZR-1

2) the main positions of the serving bodies of homeland security:

chiefs of independent structural divisions of the state authorized body (department, head department, management, department etc.) and their deputies;

3) the senior positions of the serving bodies of homeland security:

chiefs of dependent divisions (management, department, department, department of management etc.) and their deputies;

4) average positions of the serving bodies of homeland security: the positions which are not included in subitems 1-3 and 5 of part one of this Article;

5) younger positions of the serving bodies of homeland security: the positions replaced by corporals.

2. Groups of the main, senior, average and younger positions of the serving bodies of homeland security can be subdivided into subgroups.

3. The list of the main positions entering into separate groups of positions of the serving bodies of homeland security, and also positions balanced to them is established by the Prime Minister.

4. Voided according to the Law of the Republic of Armenia of 14.12.2022 No. ZR-448

Article 4. Military ranks of the serving bodies of homeland security

1. The employee of bodies of homeland security as the serviceman gives the military ranks (further - ranks). In bodies of homeland security the following lists and ranks of officers and corporals are established:

Salaried employees

Titles

Senior corporal

corporal,
senior corporal

Officer

junior officers

Lieutenant
Senior lieutenant
- captain

senior officers

Major
lieutenant colonel
_

senior officers

General major

2. The highest military ranks are given by the President of the republic according to the proposal of the Prime Minister.

3. The senior and younger officer ranks of employees of bodies of homeland security are given by the head of the state authorized body if other is not provided by the law.

4. The Unter-ofitsersky ranks of employees of bodies of homeland security are given to officials, competent to appoint to this position.

5. The ranks of bodies of homeland security are given in individual procedure.

Article 4.1. Assignment of the highest military ranks

1. The Prime Minister addresses with the offer on assignment of the highest military ranks on own initiative or based on the petition of the state authorized body.

2. The draft of the presidential decree of the republic about assignment of the highest military rank, and in case of the petition of the state authorized body - also the petition is attached to the proposal of the Prime Minister.

3. The president of the republic in three-day time after receipt of the proposal of the Prime Minister signs the draft of the decree attached to the offer or returns it to the Prime Minister with objections.

4. If the Prime Minister in five-day time does not accept objection of the President of the republic, then the President of the republic in three-day time after the expiration of five-day term signs the decree or appeals to the Constitutional court.

5. If the Constitutional court makes the decision on recognition of the offer provided by the Prime Minister to the President of the republic corresponding to the Constitution, then the President of the republic in three-day time signs the relevant decree.

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