YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–During special meeting of the National Assembly held on July 24–the Assembly adopted the bill "On civil service". The Parliament also accepted the president’s objections to the law "On festivals and memorable days" and adopted amendmen’s to the current bill "On value-added tax".
The bill "On civil service" applies to all persons holdings posts within the presidential staff–executive bodies–local administrators–commissions–except for the Central Bank. The service in the republican customs and taxation bodies will be regulated by special laws before January 1–2002. The Ministry of Defense–Ministry of the Interior–Ministry of National Security as well as in the Emergencies Department will be regulated by special laws before July 1–2002.