Performance report 2022 of the Cadastre Committee presented to the Prime Minister
Today, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan visited the Cadastre Committee to participate in the discussion of the performance report 2022 of the Cadastre Committee.
Deputy Prime Ministers Mher Grigoryan and Tigran Khachatryan, Chief of the Prime Minister's Office Arayik Harutyunyan, Head of the State Supervision Service Romanos Petrosyan, Head of the Cadastre Committee Suren Tovmasyan, Deputy Minister of Finance Vahan Sirunyan, officials from the Prime Minister's Office, the Committee's leadership, and other officials participated in the consultation.
The Head of the Cadastre Committee and his deputies reported on the reforms and measures implemented during the reporting period. It was noted that in 2022 works were carried out in the fields of citizen service, introduction of information technology, registration, assessment, geodesy, cartography, land development and other fields.
As part of the formation of the national spatial data infrastructure, the national geoportal was introduced, in which 10 basic layers and more than 600 metadata were entered, the list of 12 basic and 14 thematic spatial data and their standardization guidelines were developed. Correction of cadastral maps was carried out, now 95 percent of maps are managed online, the process of introducing a unified address register has started. The online office of surveyors has been launched. 93,000 measurement packages were presented in the online version, the paper circulation was reduced by about 1 million pages of paper. The process of registration of arbitrary buildings has started. Modernization of the state geodetic network and drawing up of the land fund sheet of the Republic of Armenia are in progress.
In the field of citizen service, the range of online services and operators has been expanded. The number of online applications increased (25 percent of applications were submitted online), which allowed to reduce the number of service offices from 40 to 35. The mobile application of online services has been developed, which is in the process of introduction and will be available in a free version for existing operating systems. Moreover, it was mentioned that it is possible to get more service online than in a service office. The range of state bodies with access to the information database of the Cadastre Committee has been expanded. As a result of amendments to the law "On Real Estate Appraisal", the self-regulating institute of appraisers was introduced, and the appraisal of movable property was also regulated. As of January 1, 2023, there are 70 certified assessors, 49 assessment and 1 self-regulatory organization. The current results of the application of the new real estate taxation system, the full implementation of which is expected to be completed in 2026, were also presented.
A number of legislative initiatives improving the cadastral administration have been developed, including the draft law on Amendments and Additions to the Law of the Republic of Armenia on Registration of Rights to the Property", which was adopted by the National Assembly in the second reading on January 16. It was noted that continuous work is being done on the introduction of electronic systems, electronic submission of documents necessary for the state registration of rights, electronic application of restrictions by competent authorities, and other directions. It is planned to start the reform of the regulation and development of the activities of real estate agents (brokers), the first step of which is the development and application of the legal base.
The budget execution of the Cadastre Committee was 98.8 percent, structural reforms were initiated, which are planned to unite the existing 4 regional units into one unified unit. In order to ensure the inflow of personnel to the cadastral system, it is planned to develop a joint master's educational program with universities.
During the exchange of ideas, the Head of the Government was presented with details on the cadastral reforms.
The Prime Minister emphasized the launch of the national geoportal, which is a platform of strategic importance in terms of management, and drew attention to the need for interoperability of departmental information bases.
The Head of the Government positively assessed the dynamics of the increase of online services, which also stimulates cashless circulation, and highlighted the importance of expanding the range of automated services.
Prime Minister Pashinyan also referred to the new real estate taxation system, the introduction of the electronic system of restrictions, the registration of arbitrary buildings, the processes of regulating the activities of real estate agents, the digitalization agenda, other sectoral reforms and instructed to continue active work in the mentioned directions.