Kazakh government to create new department to deal with social modernisation, committee on youth and family affairs

ASTANA – The Kazakh government plans to create a new department to regulate social modernisation and the Committee on Youth and Family Affairs, Minister of Social Development Darkhan Kaletayev announced during a July 17 government meeting.

Darkhan Kaletayev, the Minister of Social Development

Minister of Social Development Darkhan Kaletayev. Photo credit: inform.kz

“The functions remained the same. We plan to create a project office for the Department of Social Modernisation, which will coordinate the Rukhani Zhangyru programme,” said Kaletayev.

In addition to the currently existing committees for religious affairs and civil society, the ministry will also establish a new committee that, apparently, optimises the work of social development.

“The curating of the religious sphere remains and the Committee for Youth and Family Affairs will be created,” said Kaletayev.

Earlier, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a law on measures to improve Kazakhstan’s public administration system, according to which the Ministry for Religious Affairs and Civil Society was renamed the Ministry of Social Development. Later the President  appointed Darkhan Kaletayev as the Minister of Social Development.

During the government meeting, officials also discussed socio-economic development and the national budget, the results of the Programme for the Development of Productive Employment and Mass Entrepreneurship for 2017-2021 for the first half of this year.

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