The members of the Council of State approved two new decree laws and examined issues to be analyzed by the National Assembly of People’s Power in its Tenth Ordinary Period of Sessions, during the meeting on Tuesday headed by the president of this body, Esteban Lazo Hernández, and with the participation of the Vice President of the Republic, Salvador Valdés Mesa, and the Prime Minister, Manuel Marrero Cruz.
As the first point of the conference, the amending regulatory provision of Decree Law 197 was adopted “On the labor relations of the personnel designated to occupy positions of leaders and officials”of October 15, 1999, after the presentation in this regard by the Minister of Labor and Social Security, Martha Elena Feitó Cabrera.
The head of the branch explained that, as a result of the experience in the application of Decree Law 197, updated with the modifications provided in Decree Law 251, of the 1st. August 2007, and the changes approved in the Constitution of the Republic, as well as the transformations introduced in the work system with the cadres and the approval of the Process Code, it is necessary to modify, through this new norm, the regulations applicable to officials and other designated workers.
In turn, the Council of State approved the decree law “On Bank Contracts”, after the presentation of Francisco Mayobre Lence, first vice president of the Central Bank of Cuba. He argued that, Within the framework of the improvement of the Banking and Financial System, the absence of an adequate legislative framework for banking operations and credit titles was identified among the main problems.
In this sense, he stated that an analysis of the regulations in force up to now identified the scant recognition and regulation by the Cuban legal system of banking contracts. Hence, it was necessary to establish the legal framework related to said contracts, which allows precise rules of action and a favorable environment in relation to the protection of the consumer of financial services, Mayobre Lence specified.
Both normative dispositions will be published opportunely in the Official Gazette of the Republic for its knowledge by part of the population.
Tenth Ordinary Period of Sessions of the Cuban Parliament with intense legislative activity
Subsequently, the members of this body analyzed various bills with a view to their presentation in the Tenth Ordinary Period of Sessions, of the IX Legislature, of the National Assembly of People’s Power.
Gladys Bejerano Portela, Comptroller General of the Republic, presented the main aspects of the bill “Of the General Comptroller of the Republic of Cuba and the Superior Control System of Public Funds and Administrative Management.” This regulates the mission, functions, organization and operation of this State organ. Likewise, it establishes the general bases of the Superior Control System of Public Funds and Administrative Management and integrates, harmonizes and systematizes principles and concepts that contribute to promoting accountability and probity in administrative management, among other elements.
Republic, Yamila Peña Ojeda, delved into the proposal for a regulatory provision concerning this body, which updates the current law in correspondence with the constitutional mission, the experience accumulated in the application of Law no. 83, of July 11, 1997, the transformations in the internal functioning and those that take place in society and its future projection.
Then, Ydael Pérez Brito, Minister of Agriculture, stressed the importance of the bill for the Promotion and Development of Livestock.
In his speech, he highlighted that the changes that have taken place in the economy, and particularly in the livestock sector, as well as the outdated regulations in force for its public registries as a fundamental mechanism for the control of the livestock mass, demand the need to issue a legal provision of superior rank that regulates the promotion and development of this branch.
While Meisi Bolaños Weiss, head of Finance and Prices, emphasized the relevance of the Bill of Expropriation for Reasons of Public Utility or Social Interest, in order to complete the legal regime of expropriation for said conditions, establishing by law the bases to determine its usefulness and necessity, the due guarantees, the form of compensation and other issues that result from the respective constitutional mandate.
Alfonso Noya Martínez, president of the Cuban Institute of Radio and Television, detailed the fundamental characteristics of the Social Communication bill, emphasizing that the communicative practice in Cuba and its projection demand the implementation of a higher-ranking normative provision that guides the articulation of the system for strategic and integrated management of social communication processes.
The five bills, which will be submitted to the consideration of the deputies in the upcoming Ordinary Period of Sessions of the Cuban Parliament, are published on the website of the National Assembly with the aim of promoting citizen participation in this process and contributing to the legal culture of the population.
The Council of State also examined the report on the accountability of this body before the National Assembly, item on the agenda presented by Homero Acosta Álvarez, secretary of the Cuban legislature. While, Alina Balseiro Gutiérrez, president of the National Electoral Council, offered detailed information on the development of the process with a view to the next elections.
He reiterated that, the nomination of candidates for delegates to the municipal assemblies of Popular Power has been completed in the countrymore than 26,000 Cubans were proposed for that responsibility.
Attention to the population and work of independent departments, also on the agenda of the Council of State
As the last points of the session, Homero Acosta reported on the activity of attention to the population in the Auxiliary Offices of the National Assembly of Popular Power and the Council of State and in the municipal assemblies of Popular Power.
He pointed out that the Cuban Parliament’s Directorate of Attention to the Population and the municipal assemblies addressed the concerns and dissatisfactions of the citizenry.
Acosta Álvarez addressed the aspects most raised by the population, the processing received, the main problems identified in the operation of these offices and some actions carried out in order to improve the attention to the population, a matter in which it is necessary to continue advancing with the corresponding approved work projections.
After examining the work of the independent departments for relations with the local organs of People’s Power, created by agreement no. 147 of the Council of State of March 22, 2021, considered that “they have constituted a strength to give continuity to the improvement, although it is our purpose to continue consolidating the operation of these structures.”
(Taken from cuban parliament)