President Putin signs law on blacklist of corrupt officials
MOSCOW, July 3 (RAPSI) – Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed a law establishing nationwide list of officials and employees of law enforcement agencies, who had been fired because of loss of trust over corruption allegations, according to the document published on the official website of judicial acts.
The State Duma passed the bill in third reading on June 7 and the Federation Council adopted it on June 28. Registry lists government officials, employees of prosecution, investigation and customs service authorities as well as military servicemen, civil and municipal officials. In addition, the registry is to list employees of the Central Bank, the Pension Fund, the Social Insurance Fund and the Federal Compulsory Medical Insurance Fund. Employers must list employees in the registry in accordance with Russian Labor Code.
In 2012-2015, about 1,200 officials were fired from government services for failing to meet demands on prevention of conflict of interest and counteracting corruption. The registry is supposed to help government services to receive information on how potential employees follow demands of legislation on ethical standards and counteracting corruption.