The state Duma in the first reading gave the governors the right to remove heads of municipalities

The state Duma in the first reading gave the governors the right to remove heads of municipalities


The proposed changes will improve the mechanism of responsibility of the head of the municipal formation and the head of local administration before the Supreme official of a subject of the Russian Federation.

MOSCOW, Nov 17. The state Duma adopted in the first reading a government bill, which gives the governors the right to dismiss heads of municipalities and local administrations if they commit actions leading to improper use of intergovernmental transfers.

Changes to the Federal law “On General principles of organization of local self-government in the Russian Federation”.

“The proposed changes will improve the mechanism of responsibility of the head of the municipal formation and the head of local administration before the Supreme official of a subject of the Russian Federation… in the case of misuse of inter-budgetary transfers having target purpose, budget loans, as well as violations of the terms of (spending) intergovernmental transfers of budgetary credits, which would also contribute to defusing tension in relations between the subject of the Russian Federation and municipal formations”, — is spoken in the explanatory documents.

In July the state Duma adopted the law on simplified procedure for the transfer of Federal powers to the regions and the law of the Federal Ministers to contact the government with a motion for dismissal of governors in the case of improper exercise of powers. The law also requires that Federal Ministers can make regional officials of a recommendation to dismiss their deputies or heads of regional Executive bodies responsible for implementation of authority, if they are not systematically performed.