In the state Duma has not approved criminal penalties for failure to comply with decrees of the President

In the state Duma has not approved criminal penalties for failure to comply with decrees of the President


Member of the faction “Fair Russia” Dmitry Gorobtsov has offered a bill providing a fine of from two to three million rubles and the inability of perpetrators for up to three years to occupy positions of civil service.

MOSCOW, 12 Oct. The state Duma Committee on civil, criminal, arbitration and procedural legislation recommended the lower house of Parliament to reject a bill to impose criminal liability for failure to perform legal acts of the President of the Russian Federation.

Previously a member of the faction “Fair Russia” Dmitry Gorobtsov has announced its intention to amend. Apart from it, the authors of the bill were made by colleagues on fraction — Alexander Tarnavsky Mikhail Emelyanov, member of the faction “United Russia” Anatoly Karpov.

The draft law establishes a penalty of between two and three million rubles, and the inability of perpetrators for up to three years to occupy positions of state civil service. The authors pointed out that during the economic sanctions of the West, sharply raises the question about performing discipline of officials.

According to all-Russia people’s front, up to 40% of acts of the President remain unfulfilled, the authors note. “In particular, the government has still not implemented the may (2012) decrees”, — stated in the materials.

According to deputies, careless attitude towards the duties, and sometimes outright sabotage acts of the highest officials of the country in the worst case threatens negligent official’s dismissal from his post, and often transfer to another job.

“The purpose of the bill is to establish criminal responsibility for such executives for the failure to execute or improper execution of decrees, orders and instructions of the President. This task — improving performance discipline could be resolved by supplementing the Criminal code article 286.2 of the “non-execution or improper execution of decrees, orders and instructions of the President of the Russian Federation”, — follows from the document.

In its conclusion the Committee stated that the control over the execution of orders of the President entrusted to his administration, the President has broad powers to influence the officials responsible for enforcing its decrees, orders and commissions.

The Committee notes that the Criminal code establishes liability for malfeasance, in particular, negligence, or the failure to perform or improper performance of official responsibilities and so on.

According to Gorovtsova, there is no legal basis for the adoption or rejection of this bill — may be the only political aspects.