GORKI, December 21. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on reducing the number of employees of the state apparatus by 10% from 1 January 2016.
Medvedev: the government will reduce the device, vacation and expenses
“I want to say that I have signed a decree which provides for reduction of 10% in the number of public and civil servants. Of course, this should not affect the quality of work, and it shall enter into force on 1 January 2016”, – said the head of the Russian government at a meeting with Deputy Prime Ministers.
“I ask all the Deputy Prime Ministers to oversee its implementation in those ministries and agencies that you coordinate, and Sergei Eduardovich Prikhodko organize the monitoring of its implementation” – said Medvedev.
“We need a compact device”
The Prime Minister said that he signed the resolution aims to improve the functioning of the state apparatus. Medvedev explained that in the conditions of tough global conditions and a difficult budgetary situation, it is necessary to act effectively, to focus on the needs of citizens and business.
“We needed a compact device that we all the time speak about it, even outside the context of the crisis”, – said the head of government. According to him, government has “elastic properties” and “expanding for quite objective reasons.” “And the task of state government, including Executive, to take timely decisions to ensure that he remained still compact and effective”, explained the Premier.
As stated on the website of the government of the Russian Federation, which published the document, this resolution stipulates the maximum number and salary Fund of officials. Reduction of 10% will affect civil servants, employees of Central offices and territorial bodies of Federal ministries, Federal services and Federal agencies managed by the Russian government.
Putin has retained a 10% reduction of salaries in the Kremlin, the Cabinet and the chamber in 2016