For refusing to personally meet the deputies proposed to penalize

Rafael Mardanshin

Addressees of parliamentary inquiries, which they write answers subordinates suggested to involve to administrative responsibility. The corresponding bill prepared by the Chairman of the Duma Committee on state construction and legislation, Rafael Mardanshin (“United Russia”), according to “Parlamentskaya Gazeta” on Friday, January 27.

“The Code of administrative offences (Cao) establishes liability for the response to the parliamentary inquiry was given in violation of the terms of information provision. However, the responsibility for the fact that he was not signed by the officer, whose name was submitted, or the person temporarily fulfilling its duties the code is not provided,” — said the MP.

Mardanshin stressed that the choice of a particular destination may be due to “a possible interest of his subordinates in the provision of unfair information.” In addition, the responses from lower — deputies of officials or Department heads — often similar to replies.

In November 2016, the state Duma ordered the elected representatives personally accountable to the citizens. It was noted that this will increase the quality of work of the lower house of Parliament and will save citizens from the replies prepared by the assistants of the parliamentarians.

The law on the status of the Deputy of the state Duma and member of the Federation Council stipulates that the recipient of the request must personally sign the response. On consideration of the document within 30 days.

The administrative code provides for a penalty of a fine for delay in providing the information. For officials it is from 300 to 500 rubles.