MOSCOW, may 4. /TASS/. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin at a joint meeting of the State Council and the Commission on monitoring of achievement of target indicators socially-economic development of the Russian Federation discussed with the participants the problem of resettlement of dilapidated housing, the implementation of the may decrees and the delivery of social and public services.
The head of state urged to actively consider the opinions of citizens and communities on these issues. Separately, he noted the positive impact of public control on the part of the Russian popular front and other social organizations for the implementation of “may decrees” in the regions and evaluation of the quality of social services.
Putin pointed out that although the implementation of “may decrees” gave new impetus to positive changes in the most sensitive for citizens, such as health, education, culture, housing, but “the problems and outstanding issues more than what was possible to do.” However, in his opinion, the implementation of “may decrees” has strengthened partnerships at all levels of government and civil society.
Putin drew attention to the fact that the effectiveness of this work has increased greatly because of the public control on the part of the Russian popular front. He therefore called upon to further expand the dialogue with the professional, voluntary, civil associations and NGOs, “to create new opportunities for the initiatives of our people.”
“The results achieved should be the basis for moving forward is the only way to respond to the needs of the people they are today are already oriented to the highest global standards, and this means that we have to solve increasingly complex problems,” – said the President.
The resettlement of emergency housing
Putin once again issued a public discussion on the topic of resettlement of dilapidated housing. At the end of April at a meeting with members of the government, he commented on the bill on the demolition of dilapidated five-story building in Moscow, instructing the Cabinet of Ministers together with the deputies of the state Duma to ensure passage in Parliament of such a bill, which would ensure the rights of citizens. The President indicated that “all offers must be implemented on the basis of voluntary consent of citizens on the proposed terms, nothing can be imposed by force, and the rights of citizens should be fully respected.” However, he said that he would not sign the final act, if its provisions would violate the rights of citizens.
On Thursday the subject was discussed throughout the Federation. Putin instructed the government to develop a permanent mechanism for the resettlement of dilapidated housing. “I instruct the government together with the regions to develop ongoing mechanisms for the resettlement of dilapidated housing and run them from January 1, 2019, and for the transition period, propose to extend the work of the Fund of housing and communal services, which overall has proved its efficiency”, – said the head of state.
Putin stressed that, despite any difficulties, the majority of the regions cope with the task for the resettlement of dilapidated housing, and suggested to think over their promotion. And from the heads of the Laggards in the direction of the regions the President asked “to take personal responsibility for the situation,” “do not send to explain subordinates, and themselves to come to the people and clearly say when they will be able to move into new housing”.
The Russian leader warned those heads of regions who are in the pursuit of meeting deadlines and trying to “impose house where the roof leaks where the flaking, that is, operate on the principle “take God that we were wrong”. “It is important not only time, but also the quality of housing, – he stressed. – Also request to thoroughly investigate those cases where people on formal, often far-fetched reasons were not included in the resettlement program”.
The Minister of construction and housing Mikhail Men explained the need for the development of a permanent mechanism of resettlement of citizens from emergency housing what is it’s volume in Russia will increase, as “almost half the country’s housing stock was built before 1970 in the period of mass construction”. The head of the Ministry added that the ageing of housing is constrained through a major overhaul, increase emergency Fund is reduced, however, this housing will still have to gradually replace.
In turn the leader of fraction “Fair Russia” in the state Duma Sergei Mironov proposed to extend the regional address program of resettlement of citizens from emergency housing financed from the Federal budget. The head of fraction spravorossov added that the country “remains uninhabitable housing stock that local authorities due to the lack of funding does not recognize emergency”. He is convinced that approaches to solving problems related to the resettlement of citizens from emergency housing Fund, “should be modified taking into account the views of citizens.”
The voices of citizens instead of “cabal”
Another topic of the meeting was the independent assessment of the quality of social services. Putin noted the need to avoid conflict of interests in the assessment of quality of social services, calling to rely on the opinion of people. “We need to create a clear mechanism for the promotion of social institutions that respond to citizens’ requests, and to provide for stringent measures against those who are not ready, doesn’t want to listen to the people, does not want to work on improving its efficiency. It is essential to ensure the genuine independence of evaluation (effectiveness of social services)”, – he said.
According to Putin, there are instances when the organization for the provision of social services to assess themselves. “Now there are still, unfortunately, such cases when budget organizations prepare the so-called cabal, ask and assess themselves. And then it turns out that the clinic, for example, formally a high score, but in fact there are specialists do not get, and generally the service level is quite low,” he said.
“We need to eliminate the conflict of interest in independent evaluation,” – said Putin. He noted that it is necessary to expand participation in its conduct of the onf, socially oriented NGOs, public chambers in the regions. At the meeting he asked civil society activists “regularly informed about the progress of this work whether increases objectivity, whether people are satisfied with the results of these assessments and subsequent decision-making.”
The Minister of labour and social protection RF Maxim Topilin reported to the President that all social institutions will undergo an independent evaluation before the end of the year. “For two years, the scope of institutions the independent evaluation was of the order of 50%, a little lower. We aim, in 2017, all social institutions have been subjected to independent evaluation services”, – he said.
Discussing the development of multifunctional centers (MFC), Putin pointed out that in General, it has proven its effectiveness, but I cannot stop here. “In some centers still turns, oddly enough, not everywhere provides a full range of services and their quality, even there, in the DCP, does not always meet the requirements that people present to them”, – said the President.
The head of state added that the opinions and wishes of visitors of the centers “should be the basis for further improvement of work of the multipurpose centers”. According to him, the fundamental task is to ensure that citizens could contact any of the IFC, regardless of place of residence and registration, “this is an important step towards the creation of a holistic integrated system of providing state and municipal services”.
In turn, the Governor of Rostov region Vasily Golubev, speaking at the meeting, expressed the opinion that citizens and businesses must be able to evaluate not only Federal services that provide the IFC, and regional and municipal. Currently, according to him, the evaluation system works only to Federal services. In addition, according to Golubeva, the assessment must become more personalized, “at least you should be able analyze the reasons for low ratings”.