The ban on travel
Government Commission on legislative activities has given on Monday, March 13, a positive opinion on the draft law ex-the Deputy from LDPR Dmitry Nosov. A copy of the opinion is available . Information about the approval of the initiative was confirmed by the party Committee meeting.
Not perespevshie in the new Duma Nosov introduced a bill in the last convocation, in the fall of 2015. The document envisages the introduction of “temporary restriction of the right of citizens of the Russian Federation” on trip abroad in case if he is a police officer or passing a civil service in bodies of internal Affairs “on individual positions.” The list of positions will be determined by the Ministry of interior.
In addition, the bill proposed to prohibit the Ministry of the interior, for those who have a residence permit or another document confirming the right to permanent residence in a foreign country. In the explanatory note to the document States that it “is designed to improve measures to prevent corruption, increase accountability of employees, Federal state civil servants and employees of bodies of internal Affairs”.
As noted in the government review, “conceptual observations on the establishment at the legislative level restriction on leaving the Russian Federation of employees of internal Affairs bodies is not available.” However, the interior Ministry supported the bill “subject to remarks” in the law should prescribe specific positions in bodies of internal Affairs, which include a ban on travel abroad. Also in response the government recommends that the Ministry of foreign Affairs to approve the list of “foreign States, which are not recommended to visit the staff of bodies of internal Affairs”.
In the state Duma the opinion of the government has not yet arrived, according to two of the interlocutor in the safety Committee, noting that not yet known when the bill may be considered.
The old idea
This is not the first attempt to introduce a limit on foreign trips for law enforcement and security forces. In April 2015 the recommendations not to travel to Western countries sent their employees to the Ministry of internal Affairs, FSB and the Federal drug control service (currently the service is eliminated, she became a part of MVD). Several persons interviewed in the police then told me that all officers, from platoon commander and later, handed over to the HR departments in your passport. Later among the security forces were secretly circulated and the list of undesirable to visit countries.
Now, according to the Federal law “On state secrets”, the right of the citizen on departure from Russia may be temporarily restricted if the citizen has access to the “special importance” or “top secret information”. To access such information, the employee must have a first or second degree of access to state secrets. The restriction is not more than five years from the date of the last acquaintance with classified information, but may be renewed up to ten years.
Every police officer in the case of the bill will have to sign an Addendum to the contract, saying the restrictions on leaving the country, the head of capital police trade Union Michael Pashkin. According to him, the document will considerably toughen the existing order. “I understand the meaning of limitations for the holders of secrets. But why limit travel, for example, a simple patrol?” says Pashkin.
In October, 2016 from the Ministry of internal Affairs was dismissed the head of the Department “f” of the Main Directorate of economic security and combating corruption Dmitry Katkov, who led the fight against crimes in the financial sector. The reason for the resignation was that he did not indicate in the Declaration the apartment in Montenegro.
Now in the structure of the interior Ministry are working almost 905 thousand.