MOSCOW, February 20 (RAPSI) – Entrepreneurs and organizations providing social services to citizens at the expense of budgetary funds in bad faith are to be put on a special register; the respective procedures have been approved by Chairman of Russia’s Government Mikhail Mishustin.

Since September 2020, noncommercial organizations and sole entrepreneurs have been entitled to subsidies for provision of social services to citizens. The measure is aimed at the creation of a level playing field for the public and private sectors and at facilitating better quality and access to such services, for instance, sanatorium and resort treatment, palliative care, help in finding jobs.

Respective selection procedures and the rights and obligations of the applicants are set forth in a new law on state and municipal orders for provision of state and municipal services in the social sphere; the governmental resolution signed by Mishustin introduces an instrument of registration of unscrupulous providers.

Thus, in case an organization fails to comply with the provisions of such an agreement, it is to be put on a special register for up to two years; within this period the organization will not be entitled for new state support measures. The register is to be maintained by the Federal Treasury.