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MOSCOW, March 19 (Itar-Tass) — Media will publish names of the State Duma deputies, who provide knowingly false or incomplete information on income and property. The parliamentary commission on control over truthfulness of information on incomes, property and property obligations of deputies started working on Friday. The commission’s head is Vladimir Vasilyev /of United Russia/.
Not later than April 1 of the current year, deputies must file income declarations, the Rossiiskaya Gazeta writes. Until now, deputies used to delay presenting declarations till May holidays, and some even ignored the obligation. Now this disobedience will cause consequences. The parliament’s house adopted on Friday a statement of the Duma’s special commission, which would be responsible not only for truthfulness of the information filed by the deputies about their /and their family’s/ incomes and property, but also information on violation by deputies of limitations and banns in compliance with the law on status of deputies.
Authorities of the new controlling body will include checking information on annual declarations filed by deputies and their families, as well as control over following the legal limitations and bans for the deputies and their families, the RBC daily writes. the commission members will be able to file requests to investigation authorities regarding the information they have on finance and property of a deputy. The commission will be executing the right during this year’s declaration campaign – before April 30 all deputies are to report on their incomes during the past year, and in mid May the State Duma’s site will publish the declarations.
On Friday, all deputies received special instructions on filling in declarations. Besides, it is for the first time ever that initiators of checking truthfulness of presented information may be not only core authorities – tax and law enforcement ones, but also registered political parties, non-governmental organisations, the Public Chamber and even media. To initiate a checking, they will have to file a request to Speaker Sergei Naryshkin. The documents on the commission say that anonymous reports will be ignored.