Putin has reduced the number of staff of various ministries and departments

Putin has reduced the number of staff of various ministries and departments

MOSCOW, December 31. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has cut his decree from 1 January the number of staff of various ministries and departments. Relevant document published on the official Internet portal of legal information.

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The decline has, in particular, the office of the President, the emergencies Ministry, defense Ministry, Federal service for military technical cooperation, Federal service for technical and export control, the Ministry of justice, Federal bailiff service, Investigative Committee, State courier service, Federal drug control service, the Prosecutor’s office.

In particular, significantly decreased the number of staff in the Federal service of court bailiffs – with 84 units 352 thousand to 75 thousand 737 units (8 thousand 615 posts). The number of prosecutors has decreased to 926 units (from 48 thousand to 47 thousand 838 912 posts).

Signed by the President of the Russian Federation the decree about limiting regular number of a number of ministries and agencies is a continuation of the line on reducing government officials, said the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov.

“In fact, this decree is in continuation of the serial line to reduce bureaucracy in various ministries and departments, subordinate services and agencies, including the Investigative Committee and the Prosecutor General”, – said Peskov. “It’s about reducing the number of officials by 10 per cent,” he added.

The downsizing of the state apparatus

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on December 21 signed a decree on reducing the number of employees of the state apparatus by 10% from 1 January 2016.

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.

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“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.