Praxis Watch

Friday, 20 September 2013

The MoI Responded to Exposing a Party to Unnecessary Costs

A single mother who is a beneficiary of cash social assistance addressed the Police Station Vracar with a request for issuance of the first ID card for her daughter who was 16 and a half years old at the time. However, for missing a legal deadline to submit a request for issuance of an ID card (for citizens over 16 years of age), the competent police officer referred the party to verify a statement with two witnesses in the Municipality of Vracar, where she would give her reasons for missing the deadline, so that the competent body could later approve the issuance of the ID card. The costs of verification of the statement amounted to 1,020 RSD, which was totally unnecessary at the time, bearing in mind that the police officer could have personally taken the statement from the party.

With regard to this, Praxis addressed the Ministry of Interior emphasising that the party had been exposed to unnecessary costs and asking to prevent such proceeding of police officers in the future. The MoI shortly acquainted with the stated problem the City of Belgrade Police Department, of which the Police Station Vracar is a part. In reference to this, the Police Department requested from its officers to personally take the statements on reasons for omission of legal deadline for submitting requests for issuance of ID cards whenever possible, so that the citizens are not exposed to costs of verification of statements before other bodies.

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