MOSCOW, September 25 (Itar-Tass) —— The Russian government will allocate up to 600 million roubles a year to support socially-oriented non-government organizations in the next three years, Russian minister for relations with the open overnment Mikhail Abyzov said on Monday.
“The federal government has fixed the sum of up to 600 million roubles to subsidize regional executive authorities to support non-government organizations,” he said at a conference entitled “The State Policy of Support to Socially-oriented Non-government Organizations.” “Despite the tough budgetary conditions the program will stay in place in the next three years. In the period from 2013 to 2015, the federal government has decided to go on financing subsidy programs to regional sub-programs aimed at the development of socially-oriented non-government organizations.”
According to the minister, other support measures will be offered to such organizations along with financial support. Thus, such measures might include tax stimuli or state orders.
“An action plan for the government and regional authorities to implement the national strategy in the interests of children will be ready by the end of September. The plan has much to offer to public organizations,” Abyzov noted.
He also said that the Russian government jointly with the presidential administration is working on a federal program of public control over the execution of presidential decrees. “There are many provisions linked with the executive authorities’ social liabilities,” he noted. Regional-level public organizations, in his words, will be assigned big role in this program. The task is “to outline typical cooperation formats [between non-government organizations and the authorities],” he said. “It is will be next to impossible to implement these tasks without such formats. This cooperation may be carried out within the framework of public chambers that are emerging and operating in Russian regions, or via extra competences of deputy governors, or through conferences on these or those problems in the public health, education or social sectors.”