State Duma lawmaker proposes fines for failure to abide by presidential orders – report
MOSCOW, May 15 (RAPSI) - Dmitry Gorovtsov, a member of the lower house of Russia's parliament, the State Duma, proposed amending the Criminal Code to impose a fine on public officials who fail to abide by executive orders made by President, Izvestia reported on Friday.
An official whose actions caused a violation of citizens’ rights and legitimate interests will be punished by a fine of up to 3 million rubles ($60,000) or be deprived of the right to hold certain posts for up to three years.
The punishment concerns those officials who have been put in charge by the President.
Gorovtsov is quoted as saying that the National Popular Front repeatedly expressed concern that the May 2012 Executive Orders will only be 50 percent fulfilled by 2018.
“The May Executive Orders” is an overarching program for developing social guarantees that Vladimir Putin outlined in 2012, immediately after taking office. The program was part of his election campaign.
Aside from the May Executive Orders there are directives and instructions that have been implemented to an even lesser degree. “We will not make any progress without these changes to the Criminal Code,” the parliament member said.
Gorovtsov believes that in the light of economic sanctions and inefficient execution of the President’s orders, the measures will enhance the officials’ productivity. The innovation will also help dismiss dishonest employees, Izvestia reports.