MOSCOW, January 15. The head of the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation Alexander Tkachev has sent the government of Russia notification on the issue of possible conflicts of interest before the receipt of a request from Khinshtein.
Alexander Tkachev was appointed Minister of agriculture of the Russian Federation in the spring of 2015. Prior to that, he held the post of Governor of the Krasnodar territory.
One of the largest agricultural holdings of the region is JSC “Agrocomplex”. N. And. Tkachev, which was founded by the father of Minister and bears his name. The holding unites over 60 companies that are engaged in livestock, crop production, poultry farming, feed production, meat processing. In addition, the holding owns more than 600 retail outlets.
About it reported in a press-service of the Ministry of agriculture, commenting on the request by the Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee for security and combating corruption, United Russia member Alexander Khinshtein in the address Tkachev.
“The Minister on January 11 has sent the government a notice of its consideration of possible conflicts of interest in the manner provided in 650-m by presidential decree, which entered into force on 22 December 2015”, – said the press service, adding that a request from Khinshtein was obtained on 14 January.
The decision about the presence or absence of conflict of interest will accept a special Commission, sent the head of the Ministry of agriculture through the press service. “The matter will be considered by a special Commission which will give its opinion”, – said Tkachev.
The Deputy Alexander Khinshtein sent a request to the address Tkacheva in connection with the fact that relatives of the Minister are agricultural businesses in Krasnodar region. As previously reported, in a letter to the Deputy asked, did Tkachev’s statement concerning possible conflict of interest in his actions and took measures for its settlement. In the letter, a copy of which is at, the MP recalled that on 30 November last year a meeting was held Tkachev with the faction “United Russia” in the state Duma. During the discussion, in particular, a question was raised about a possible conflict of interest due to the fact that relatives of the Minister are the founders of a number of commercial entities engaged in agricultural activities.
Khinshtein Tkachev asked to report on measures to resolve the possible conflict of interest
According to Khinshtein, the head of the Ministry of agriculture has promised within a month self-initiate consideration of the presence or absence of conflict of interest by submitting the relevant application to the government of the Russian Federation or the government of the Russian Federation.
As explained by the Chairman of state Duma Committee, in accordance with article 10 of the Federal law “On combating corruption”, under the conflict of interest refers to a situation in which personal interest of officials may affect the proper performance of his official duties. Personal interest refers to the ability to generate revenue in the form of money, other property or any benefits the person representing the position involving the duty to avoid conflict of interests. The existence of property, corporate or other family (including kinship) relationships determines the opportunity.
Entered into force on 17 October 2015, Federal law No. 285 defines “conflict of interest” for government officials, but also obliges officials to declare this conflict.
The law significantly expanded the list of persons obliged to declare the occurrence of a personal interest that could lead to a conflict of interest. For example, under the law does state Duma deputies, Federation Council members, the Chairman of the Central Bank and the attorney General. At the same time officials must take action to prevent or resolve such conflict.
In addition, the law defines such notions as “personal interest” and “conflict of interest”, and he also established a procedure to prevent and resolve such conflict of interest. Now under the conflict of interest refers to a situation in which personal interest affects or may affect the proper, objective and impartial performance of official duties. Personal interest means that you can get different benefits by not only official, but also his relatives and other persons associated with official property, corporate or other close relations.