MOSCOW, June 15 (RAPSI) – The State Duma adopted in the second reading on Thursday a bill to improve the Federal Guard Service’s (FSO) efficiency, according to the database of the lower house of parliament.

The bill, filed by the President, specifies factors of service in state security bodies and establishes irregular working day for certain categories of FSO employees, determined by the director of the service or an authorized person.

According to the draft law, persons employed in state security bodies will have to pass mandatory fingerprint registration. Amendments also introduce new grounds for dismissal or refusal to be admitted in military services, federal civil services or FSO. The use of drugs without required prescription may be qualified as sufficient reason.

Moreover, FSO employees are to be prohibited from sharing information about themselves and other employees in the mass media or on the Internet if this information allows others to reveal their belonging to the state security bodies.

The bill also allows FSO to use airports, seaports and other similar infrastructure objects without payment and to receive air and sea travel assistance for free. FSO will also receive a right to stop passage of transport and pedestrians crossing passageway for the state security bodies.

If the draft law is adopted, employees of the state security bodies will receive a right to use weapons if there are sufficient grounds for such a measure. In cases of emergency and when it is not possible to use special means or weapons, these employees will have a right to use any improvised means, including transport ones.