(PLO)- The Prime Minister’s direction is to resolutely abolish cumbersome regulations. What the law does not prohibit, let people and businesses do and encourage innovation for the common good…
There is always a divergence between state management and the subjects being managed, which are people and businesses, in social operations, especially in matters related to business freedom and the State’s responsibility through administrative procedures.
The state often tends to issue many regulations to fully and strictly manage; people and businesses (DN) want to have few regulations to open their doors to do business.
These two seemingly contradictory tendencies and desires have their own reasons. The rule of law state needs a legal system to ensure social order and safety and community interests. Even though people and businesses are recognized by the constitution and respect their freedoms, they also need to comply with regulations and administrative procedures so that their needs do not affect other people or subjects.
The social context each time sets new requirements for the protection of the legitimate rights and interests of citizens, social order and safety, and the interests of the community. Laws must be enacted to adjust social behavior in the new context. Therefore, administrative reform is a regular and continuous process. However, it still has to follow a general rule.
That rule was concretized in the Official Dispatch 644 dated July 13 by the Prime Minister and directly directed by the Prime Minister during the fifth meeting of the Steering Committee for Administrative Reform on July 19.
The most remarkable point in the Prime Minister’s direction is: “Resolutely abolish cumbersome regulations. What the law does not prohibit, let people and businesses do and encourage innovation for the common good, do not issue more documents to hinder and increase compliance costs as well as the possibility of negative arising … “.
According to the principle “legal costs are very expensive”, because in addition to the cost of promulgating regulations and administrative procedures, the compliance costs of businesses and people are very large.
According to the studies of PCI, PAPI, SIPAS or the researches of institutes and universities that are public, in addition to the official costs, there are also unofficial costs that people and businesses rarely reflect publicly. These unofficial expenses are sometimes only made public at court hearings such as the ongoing “rescue flight” trial. There, the level of unofficial costs that enterprises have to pay seems to be specific and verified.
These unofficial costs both increase the “compliance costs” mentioned by the Prime Minister, as well as the lost opportunity costs when people and businesses can miss the golden times to decide on jobs and plans. , my legal project…. But if you want to get a job, businesses and people need to spend … unofficial costs. That vicious circle has been mentioned for many years, but it seems that it has not been completely solved as the Prime Minister’s wish.
Of course, as mentioned, a legal system is necessary to ensure social order and safety and community interests. Many analyzes have shown: Only when business conditions and administrative procedures are carried out in an open and transparent manner will people and businesses stop complaining about being “administered” in relation to public authorities.
But the matter of publicity and transparency is actually not difficult if all subjects in society “dare to think, dare to say, dare to do…” for the common good.