MOSCOW, October 9 (Itar-Tass) - Minister of Education and Science Dmitry Livanov said he will step down if he loses his employer's trust.
"I'm an employee, and will continuing working as long as I enjoy my employer's trust," Livanov said at the Government Hour session in parliament on Wednesday.
"I'd answer your question if I were self-employed, but I'm a salaried employee," he said in response to a question from a Communist faction lawmaker.
Problems in the Russian education system should be discussed by the public, the minister said adding that "we're expecting concrete proposals from the Communist Party."
It is Livanov's second appearance at the Government Hour question and answer session. The first took place in November 2012, when the minister announced crackdown on plagiarism and corruption in colleges, fielded questions about the Unified State Exam and commented on upcoming changes in supplementary education.