The Cabinet of Ministers of the Russian Federation is preparing to start the optimization of the costs of the government staff

The Cabinet of Ministers of the Russian Federation is preparing to start the optimization of the costs of the government staff


The Minister for Open government Mikhail Abyzov said that this procedure could begin in two weeks – it is expected that the proposal to adjust the budget in 2016 should be ready by the end of the first quarter.

MOSCOW, 13 Jan. The government of Russia in a couple of weeks may begin to make decisions on optimizing expenditures of his office, now is an analysis of the relevant sentences, said the Minister for Open government Mikhail Abyzov.

The government has already taken a decision on optimization of the budget and by mid-January, is waiting for proposals from agencies on the reduction of costs by 10%. The proposal to adjust the budget in 2016 should be ready by the end of the first quarter.

“I think in the next couple of weeks the basic contours of execution of this primary task for the optimization of costs has been executed and the government will take appropriate decisions according to them,” said Abyzov.

“Those units of the government staff who directly supervise I, too, will be optimized and operating costs, and population,” said Abyzov. He noted that the relevant objectives set by the chief of the government staff Sergei Prikhodko and will be fulfilled.

“We need to provide our independent opinion on whether the proposed reductions are consistent with the priorities and optimal”, — said the Minister on the tasks of the Expert Council under the Federal government as part of the work on optimization of budget expenditures.

“We must prepare for the worst scenario. This was also mentioned today by Dmitry Medvedev. And to establish such mechanisms for the management of budget expenditures, which would allow if necessary to conduct further reduce costs,” he added.