Putin asks to respond quickly to signals of corruption in public procurement

Putin asks to respond quickly to signals of corruption in public procurement


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MOSCOW, December 3. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin demanded from the Prosecutor General’s office and law enforcement agencies to respond quickly to signals of corruption in public procurement.

“Recently the members of the onf project “For fair procurement” told me about revealed facts of abuse. I ask the Prosecutor General’s office and law enforcement agencies respond immediately to such information,” he said, speaking with his annual address to the Federal Assembly.

The President noted that “information about the signs of the personal interest should instantly get into the zone of heightened attention of law-enforcement bodies and civil society.” Putin emphasized that corruption is an obstacle to Russia’s development, and these issues concern the society.

November 27 Vladimir Putin agreed with the idea to involve experts of the Russian popular front (onf) to develop a new unified information system in the sphere of public procurement. This issue was raised at the meeting of the head of state with activists of the popular front.

The fight against corruption at the municipal level

Information on contracts of municipal employees firms with their relatives will be subject to disclosure, said the head of state.

“Officials, judges, law enforcement authorities, deputies of all levels are obliged to submit the Declaration on incomes and expenditures, the availability of real estate and assets, including abroad”, – said the President. “The disclosure will be subject to and information about contracts and contracts that municipal officials are planning to conclude with the company and their relatives, friends and loved ones,” said Putin.