New draft-law is intended to reduce the age limit for people with higher education, and planning to become advisers to citizens with high government posts, My Step ruling bloc MP Vagharshak Hakobyan said Friday.
His remarks came at the meeting of the standing parliament’s committee on state legal issues.
The author of the bill noted that today this criterion is set at 30 years, and he suggests reducing it to 25.
Hakobyan noted that only those who have five years of professional experience in the relevant field can apply for this position . After quite a long discussion, several proposals were immediately received from members of the parliamentary commission. So, it was proposed to reduce the age limit from 30 to 27 years, instead of the originally proposed 25, but this proposal did not receive the support of the MPs majority and the initially proposed age limit remained unchanged. Nevertheless, the author of the bill was also forced to make certain ‘concessions’, and instead of the previously required 5 years of work experience, he decided to reduce this criterion up to three years. Ultimately, the draft-law, after a series of amendments, received a positive conclusion from the permanent parliamentary commission.