Access to Public Information at the Ministry of Finance

 

  1. Title of the administrative service and unique identification code according to the Register of Services

Granting access to public information (general administrative service No 2 of the Register of Services)

  1. Legal basis for the provision of the administrative service/the issuance of the individual administrative act:

Access to Public Information Act

 

  1. Authority providing the administrative service:

the Minister of Finance or a person appointed explicitly by the Minister of Finance

  • On the grounds of Art. 28(2) of APIA and Order No ЗМФ–424/14.05.2021 of the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Denitsa Dimitrova Simeonova, Head of the Office of the Minister of Finance, is authorized to consider the submitted applications for granting access to public information under APIA and to decide whether access to the requested information should be given or denied as well as to notify the applicants about the decision taken.
  • On the grounds of Art. 43h(1) of APIA and Order No ЗМФ–424/14.05.2021 of the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Denitsa Dimitrova Simeonova, Head of the Office of the Minister of Finance, is authorized to consider the submitted applications for provision of information for re-use and to decide whether the provision of the requested information for re-use should be authorized or denied as well as to notify the applicants about the decision taken.
  1. Information about Administrative Services Centre (ASC), address, e-mail, telephone, working hours

Administrative Services Centre (ASC) at the Ministry of Finance, Entrance for Citizens – from G. Benkovski Str., Room No 1, ground floor

e-mail: Embedded Image and Embedded Image

Switchboard: 02/9859 2634 and 9859 2639

Working hours: from 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Monday through Friday

 

  1. Procedure for the provision of the administrative service; requirements and documents needed:
  • Each citizen or legal entity is entitled to file an application to be granted access to public information that is generated and stored at the Ministry of Finance. The information may be requested by either oral inquiry or written application.

In order to be considered the application should contain the following information:

  • The full name, the name and the registered office, respectively, of the applicant;
  • Description of the information requested;
  • The form preferred for granting access to the information requested;
  • The address for correspondence with the applicant.

One can use one or more of the following forms of granting access to public information: review of the information in the original form or in a copy; oral response to an inquiry; paper copy; copy on a technical data medium.

If there is an oral inquiry, an oral inquiry statement for access to public information is drafted.

  • Each citizen or legal entity is entitled to file a written application for provision of information for re-use.

Chapter Four of the Access to Public Information Act shall be applicable to any written requests for provision of information for re-use.

One can use one or more of the following forms of granting access to public information:

  • Copy on a physical data medium (paper, technical, magnetic, electronic);
  • Copy delivered electronically or an Internet address where data are stored or released;
  • Combination of forms.
  1. Model forms to be filled in for the provision of the administrative service:
  • Application for access to public information;
  • Statement of receipt of an oral application for access to public information;
  • Statement for granting access to public information;
  • Application for providing information for re-use.
  1. Ways of requesting the service:
  • At the Administrative Services Centre;
  • By a licensed post operator, by fax,
  • By e-mail: Embedded Image and Embedded Image
  • Via the Access to Public Information Platform

https://pitay.government.bg

  • Electronically, as laid down in item 8.
  1. Information about the provision of the service by electronic means:

One can use a qualified certificate for qualified electronic signature at the Ministry of Finance as a means of electronic qualification in accordance with Art. 3(2) of REGULATION (EU) No 910/2014 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL OF 23 JULY 2014.

(а) level of service provision – level 3;

(b) web address where one can find the from for requesting the service – http://egov.bg/;

(c) web address for ex-officio application – via the single gateway for access to electronic administrative serviceshttp://egov.bg/;

(d) type of service – primary.

  1. Period of validity of the document/the individual administrative act:

Termless

  1. Payment:
  • Access to public information shall be given after paying the costs for providing the information the amount which is determined by Minister of Finance’s Order No ЗМФ-1472/29.11.2011 (prom. SG issue No 98 of 2011), and presenting a document of payment. The costs for providing public information shall be paid at the Cashier Desk of the Ministry of Finance or transferred to the bank account of the Ministry: IBAN BG35BNBG96613000148401, BIC BNBGBGSD – with BNB – Central Office – Sofia – 1000, 1, Alexander Battenberg Sq.
  • Information shall be provided for reuse free of charge or for a fee that cannot exceed the cost of reproduction or provision of the said information as per a tariff adopted by the Council of Ministers. The fee shall be paid at the Cashier Desk of the Ministry of Finance or transferred to the bank account of the Ministry: IBAN BG35BNBG96613000148401, BIC BNBGBGSD – with BNB – Central Office – Sofia – 1000, 1, Alexander Battenberg Sq.
  1. Authority exercising control over the activity of the authority providing the service:

The decisions of the liable entity are subject to review by the courts.

  1. Procedure, including deadlines for appealing the activities of the authority providing the service:

Appeal under the Code of Administrative Procedure to the administrative court per the applicant's permanent address within 14 day of receiving the decision.

  1. E-mail for suggestions in relation to the service:

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  1. Ways of receiving the result:
  • By a licensed post operator;
  • Personally or by a proxy at the Administrative Services Centre of the Ministry of Finance;
  • Electronically, via e-mail;
  • Via the Access to Public Information Platform;
  • Via the Secure Electronic Delivery System.

 

 

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