MOSCOW, May 24 (RAPSI) – The State Duma adopted in the second reading on Wednesday a bill on creating a nationwide list of officials, who had been dismissed because of loss of trust over corruption allegations, according to the website of Russia’s lower house of parliament.

The bill was drafted by Russia’s Labor Ministry in 2015 and approved by the government in August 2016. The initiative passed its first reading in the State Duma in December 2016.

The draft law is aimed to prevent people sacked for corruption from holding positions in government agencies or corporations.

Under the initiative, Russia’s government would be entitled to determine the procedure for blacklisting officials and their removal from the registry.

If the bill is adopted it will take effect on January 1, 2018.

From 2012 to 2015, nearly 1,200 individuals were fired in Russia due to the loss of trust related to corruption, an explanatory note to the document reads.