The experts of the Higher school of Economics (HSE), who formed the proposals to enhance the powers of the authorities for the Center for strategic research (CSR) Alexei Kudrin proposed to reduce not only state officials, but also the functions of ministries and departments, the newspaper “Vedomosti”.

Resource to reduce large, but there should be a body that will continually review and repeal duplicative and redundant functions of government.

Attempts to reduce the number of officials and the cost of them, according to the experts, all the past 10 years only lead to the fact that the state apparatus is increasing.
Since 2003, the number of functions of the ministries and other authorities has increased almost twice – with 10 to 5300 425 by the end of December 2016. In 2015, the proposal to empower the different authorities with new functions was in every third bill.

According to Rosstat, the number of civil servants declining in recent years, however, the state apparatus and its costs are not reduced. Even if in 2018 will make all decisions on reduction of state regulation (reducing the number of inspections, elimination of hundreds of unnecessary government services), the public sector will continue to grow at the same pace, experts say the HSE.

The only way to reduce the functions and officials, and institutions. This measure is in the strategy 2018-2024 years prepared by the center for strategic research, told the publication the Vice-President of the center Maria Shklyaruk, it’s part of the proposals for reform of the state apparatus.

This strategy Alexey Kudrin has presented to President Vladimir Putin. Now proposals are being worked out, he said.

In the presentation of the HSE notes that without a clear understanding of what the “powers and functions” to reduce spending on the state apparatus will not work. According to Shklyaruk, usually made the target for example to reduce the public sector by 10%, but fired employees and not reduce the functionality.

Meanwhile, the reduction of functions, assessment of budgetary resources and the reduction of civil servants should be parallel to the money saved went in, particular, to increase the salaries of the remaining employees.

CSR for getting rid of unnecessary features offers to hold their inventory – to create the unified register of powers of government at the Federal level.



The strategy for the reform of the state apparatus TSSR proposes to reduce not only us officials, but the functions of the departments 29.09.2017

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