REGULATIONS of the State Service on Management of Agricultural Project and Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Approved by the Order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
№571 dated July 23, 2015
  1. General Provisions

1.1. The State Service on Management of Agricultural Projects and Credits under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan (hereinafter the State Service) is an executive power body that executes the appraisal, financing, arrangement and implementation supervision of agricultural projects, as well as releasing credits on concessional terms through authorized credit institutions using the funds allocated from the state budget for the purpose of state support to physical persons and legal entities engaged in entrepreneurship activity and funds mobilized from other sources not prohibited by law and ensures that these funds are used for designated purpose.

1.2. The Ministry follows the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan, laws of the Republic of Azerbaijan, orders and decrees of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, resolutions and orders of the Cabinet of Ministries of the Republic of Azerbaijan, international treaties supported by the Republic of Azerbaijan, Regulations of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan, this Regulations and legal acts of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan (hereinafter the Ministry) during its operation.

1.3. The Ministry carries out its duties and functions specified in this Regulations in coordination with other executive power structures of the Republic of Azerbaijan and local self-governance bodies, non-governmental organizations, legal entities and physical persons.

1.4. The State Service owns an independent balance sheet, state property at its disposal, treasure and bank accounts, a stamp describing the image of State Emblem of the Republic of Azerbaijan and its own name, respective seals and letterheads.

1.5. Maintenance costs and operations of the State Service is financed by the funds of the State budget of the Republic of Azerbaijan, as well as other sources specified in Law and this Regulations.

1.6. The State Service is based in Baku city.

  1. Operational directions of the State Service

2.0. Operational directions of the State Service:

2.0.1. takes part in pursuing the state policy on crediting of agrarian sector;

2.0.2. supports the development of entrepreneurship and competitive environment in agrarian sector;

2.0.3. promotes the innovative methods and advanced practice in agrarian sector;

2.0.4. performs the management of projects to support the development of entrepreneurship and expansion of the application of innovations and advanced practice in agrarian sector and gives proposals for attraction of investments to this sector.

  1. Functions of the State Service

3.0. The State Service carries out the following functions according to its operational directions as defined in this Regulations:

3.0.1. ensures allocation of concessional credits to physical persons and legal entities engaged in entrepreneurship activity in agrarian sector, as well as farm households through authorized credit institutions and oversees the use of these funds as per designated purpose;

3.0.2. gives proposals to the Ministry on priority areas of the agrarian sector for assigning funds allocated from the state budget and involved from other sources not prohibited by law on concessional terms;

3.0.3. ensures designated use of the funds repaid for the disbursed credits;

3.0.4. assesses the need to credit funds by regions in agrarian sector;

3.0.5. holds competitions to finance innovative projects in agricultural sector, expertizes the projects submitted to competition and appraises them, as well as oversees the implementation of projects;

3.0.6. participates in the implementation of international treaties supported by the Republic of Azerbaijan in agricultural sector and collaborates with the respective international organizations and financing institutions;

3.0.7. In accordance with the treaties signed between the Ministry and international organizations and financing institutions, takes measures that ensure implementation of projects in agricultural sector or participates in the implementation of these measures;

3.0.8. organizes awareness projects, training and scientific-practical conferences on agrarian sector or takes part in the implementation of these events;

3.0.9. organizes information-advisory service in agricultural sector;

3.0.10. reports to the Ministry on quarterly basis on the implementation of projects and performance of the information-advisory service;

3.0.11. screens the applications of authorized credit organizations for receiving concessional credits, expertizes the proposed projects and makes decision on approval or rejection of the applications;

3.0.12. ensures informing the population about its activities, creation of website, posting the information to be disclosed as determined by law in this website and regular updating of this information;

3.0.13. reviews the appeals, grievances and proposals received by the State Service;

3.0.14. carries out other functions as determined by the acts of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

  1. Rights of the State Service

4.0. The State Service owns the following rights to fulfill the tasks and carry out the functions as defined by this Regulations:

4.0.1. to develop the draft normative legal acts and submit to the Ministry;

4.0.2. to give proposals to the Ministry on signing the international treaties related with the implementation of projects and releasing credits by the State Service in agrarian sector;

4.0.3. to send requests for necessary information (documents) related with agrarian sector to state and local self-governance bodies, physical persons and legal entities and receive such information (documents) from them;

4.0.4. to collaborate with respective international organizations and respective state structures of foreign countries and learn the adequate experience of foreign countries;

4.0.5. to conduct research and analysis of the projects managed by the State Service in agrarian sector, develop analytic materials and give suggestions according to results;

4.0.6. to conduct workshops, trainings, scientific-practical conferences and symposiums, release specific newsletters and other publications in order to improve information-advisory service in agrarian sector;

4.0.7. to set up working groups and commissions to carry out scientific-research and experiment-test activities and render information-advisory services related with the projects managed by the State Service and involve scientific-research and educational institutions, companies, independent experts and specialists in contractual basis.

4.0.8. to public the information about the operation of the State Service on mass media;

4.0.9. to fulfill other rights as determined by the acts of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

  1. Organization of the operation of the State Service

5.1. The State Service is managed by the chief assigned and dismissed by the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

5.2. The Chief of the State Service bears personal responsibility to carry out the duties and fulfill the functions commissioned to the State Service.

5.3. The Chief of the State Service has two deputies assigned to and dismissed from their posts by the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

5.4. Deputies of the Chief of the State Service function according to the division of responsibilities and bear personal responsibility for fulfillment of their duties. 

5.5. Chief of the State Service:

5.5.1. Organizes and manages the operation of the State Service;

5.5.2. represents the State Service in the relations with state structures, local self-governance bodies, legal entities and physical persons;

5.5.3. within the defined labor payment fund and number limit of the staff positions, submits the structure, staff list and cost estimation, as well as regulations of the structural units of the State Service to the Ministry for approval;

5.5.4. defines the division of responsibilities between the deputies of the Chief of the State Service and oversees the fulfillment of these functions;

5.5.5. except for the deputies of the Chief of the State Service and heads of structural units of the apparatus of the State Service, appoints and dismisses from the post the other staff of the State Service and takes encouraging and discipline reproach measures about them;

5.5.6. issues orders and instructions mandatory for the operation of the staff of the State Service;

5.5.7. develops his proposals regarding the improvement of the structure and performance of the State Service including the draft normative legal acts and submits to the Ministry;

5.5.8. ensures fulfillment of respective actions envisaged in the resolutions of the Ministry’s work plan and the Ministry board, as well as in the orders, directions, resolutions and instructions of the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

5.5.9. ensures reception of citizens and considering their appeals at the State Service;

5.5.10. submits quarterly reports to the Ministry on the use of funds allocated from the state budget to the State Service and received from other sources not prohibited by the law;

5.5.11. reports to the Ministry on the performance of the State Service on regular base;

5.5.12. ensures designated use of the funds allocated to the State Service in accordance with the cost estimation of it.