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Heads of 29 state-run companies to make public reports about their incomes and expenses

July 22, 2013, 16:45 UTC+3

A governmental resolution, which Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed, introduced this rule

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MOSCOW, July 22 (Itar-Tass) - The chiefs of 29 state-run companies, state-owned corporations and foundations will make public the reports about their incomes and expenses, and the public servants should take the same step. A governmental resolution, which Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed, introduced this rule.

At a meeting with the deputy prime ministers Medvedev stated that the document, which obliges the chief executives of the state-run companies, to produce the reports about their incomes and property, was signed. “Today the public servants produce the reports about their incomes, expenses, property every year, we have chosen this direction correctly in the past, this course should be continued in the future,” Medvedev said. In his words, thanks to this rule “people and public organizations can control whether the expenses of the public servants comply with their incomes.”

The prime minister finds it fair to spread these standards on other state-run structures.

The list of the organizations, the chief executives of which will make public the reports about their incomes, expenses and property, particularly includes the state-run corporation Olympstroy, the foundation of assistance to the reform in the housing and public utility sector, Russian Railways, the state-run corporation Rosatom, the government-run news agency ITAR-TASS, Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko noted. Prikhodko added that the declarations will be filed by the chief executives of these organizations, as well as their deputies and chief accountants. “In the current work we pay attention to the fullness and reliability of information,” the deputy prime minister noted.

He also dwelt on the development of the legal base to provide the open information about the activity of the state-run structures. So, the prime minister noted that the amendments in the legislation were enacted on July 1, and the government has made two draft resolutions, which set concrete parameters for posting the official information about public servants. “By the middle of July 45 bodies of executive authorities have created the section ‘open information’ at their official websites, the state authorities and the self-government bodies have posted over 800 reports of open information in the Internet,” Prikhodko said. He noted that this amount of information makes about a third of all information that is due to be made public.

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