Rus News Journal

Money for the status

the Office of Public Prosecutor of the Amur region intends to challenge in court position of the regional law About the status of the deputy of the Amur country council of People`s Deputies which allows members of parliament to spend monthly involuntarily for the deputy needs additional budgetary funds at a rate of 100 minimum wage rates (minimum wage rate). According to Office of Public Prosecutor, this position contradicts the Budgetary code of the Russian Federation as all budgetary organisations are obliged to report about an expenditure of means. Meanwhile in regional parliament consider that the reporting demanded by Office of Public Prosecutor will lead to increase in accounts department of a regional council. Till the end of February of this year the Amur regional court should be defined with date of judicial hearings under the statement of regional Office of Public Prosecutor which has protested item 25 of the regional law About the status of the deputy of the Amur country council of People`s Deputies . As has explained the senior public prosecutor of department of regional Office of Public Prosecutor of Anastas Vyatkin, as an occasion to protest removal the position of this law giving to the deputy monthly in addition to the salary to spend to 100 minimum wage rates " has served; for the needs connected with deputy activity, and on the maintenance of assistants to the deputy of country council, without the subsequent representation of the report on expenses . According to madam Vjatkinoj, this position contradicts item 38 and item 240 of the Budgetary code of the Russian Federations demanding a message the reporting for means, spent of the regional budget.
together with it of Anastas Vyatkin has found it difficult to tell, how many unaccountable means members of parliament can receive on hands: If to recognise that the minimum wage rate across Russia makes 1,1 thousand rbl. deputies should receive to 100 thousand rbl. If at calculations they started with payment of penal sanctions, in this case the minimum wage rate - 100 rbl. and then they should receive 10 thousand Rbl. . As she said, the Office of Public Prosecutor cannot challenge the sums registered in the law About the status of the deputy as it becomes at the discretion of executive power, but can challenge that deputies spend budget money involuntarily.
in the Amur country council yesterday were surprised to the public prosecutor`s protest, as amendments to the law About the status of the deputy providing payments, have been accepted in October, 2006. The governor of the Amur region Leonid Korotkov has agreed with them, having signed the bill of amendments, and throughout three months deputies of a regional council already receive these means.
the head of budgetary committee of council of People`s Deputies of the Amur region Natalia Pugacheva has assured yesterday that at calculations of means for deputy needs members of parliament started with the minimum wage rate provided for penal sanctions. Madam Pugacheva does not agree with Office of Public Prosecutor that for the received means deputies need to report: It is such big bother with the report. After all 36 deputies work for us and to enter the similar reporting, we will need to expand staff of bookkeepers . As she said, the means provided by the law About the status of the deputy are necessary for members of parliament that each of them could congratulate teachers cards and bunches of flowers, could pay business trips to the assistants . 10 thousand roubles is such drop in the sea. At us many deputies spend for it the salaries - she has emotionally expressed. It is necessary to notice that payment of the deputy of the Amur regional council makes about 40 thousand rbl.
Meanwhile the representative of Office of Public Prosecutor of Anastas Vyatkin is assured that the court will accept a position of Office of Public Prosecutor, as all state employees are obliged to report about budgetary funds which they spend .
Marina Iljushchenko