PRIME MINISTER COMPLAINS ABOUT FLAWS IN NOTARY SYSTEM

Tert.am
21.04.11

There is a public discontent about notary services in Armenia, the
prime minister has said.

Speaking at the cabinet meeting on Thursday, Tigran Sargsyan said a
recent monitoring has revealed large-scale corruption in the system.

He said the sums charged for notary services exceed several times
the government-approved tariffs.

The government is proposing legislative amendments to reduce the
internship terms for notaries (the existing system envisages one year
internship with notaries before a qualification exam).

Justice Minister Hrayr Tovmasyan told the cabinet that the notary
offices in the regions are facing a shortage of human resources.

"We don't have people with one year internship experience. With
no amendments to the system, we may have a shortage of notaries in
several regions. We propose reducing the internship period, enabling
lawyers with five years' professional experience to take qualification
exams without additional internship with notaries," he said.




From: A. Papazian