Transparency In Ruling
One of the reasons why state and nation have not been fused enough is that public cannot participate in the formation, operation and auditing of administrative and executive procedures. Thus, in order to provide better services to our citizens, we see it as a necessity of our perception of “State for the Nation” to have a participating, protecting and coordinating “Servant State” concept that is based on citizens’ trust, satisfaction and continuous effectiveness and to make related administrative bodies and methods dominant in public administration.
In modern democracies, the transparency and auditability of the acts of an administration is extremely important for preventing the arbitrariness, treating every single individual equally and closing the gap between the state and the nation. Acting in accordance with the rule of law, in order to maintain equality in discretionary power and prevent the use of offices as places of power, administrative processes have to be carried out according to predetermined methods and principles.
The right to information act of the citizens is one of the fundamental elements of the transparent administration. Our party sees it necessary to maintain a unity in the acts and operations of administration to prevent arbitrariness and discrimination and to provide the citizens with the right of information.
On the other hand, it is obligatory to provide the citizens’ participation in monitoring the decisions and process, evaluating the performance by forming commissions of those serving and being served to take part in decision making process of central and local administrations; to prevent patronage and corruption by transforming each government office from being places of power for individuals, political or any particular group to places of pure service.
In this respect; the transparent and participating administrative structure which is based on social justice, social peace, equality in services and informing citizens, unifying national and universal values in development and transformation, and embracing citizens forms the basis of our understanding of public administration and services; in line with democratic, secular, respecting human rights and social constitutional state principles.