The Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev has appointed the former Governor of Perm Krai Victor Basargin, head of the Federal service for supervision in the sphere of transport (Rostransnadzor). About it reports TASS on Friday, February 10.
“Given the fact that you have some serious experience at the Federal level — Minister of regional development, and, of course, know the regional specificity, I have decided to appoint you to the post of head rostransnadzora” — said Prime Minister at a meeting with Basargin.
Viktor Basargin filed his resignation from the post of Governor of Perm territory on February 6. On the same day, the acting head of the region was appointed Maxim Reshetnikov, previously the head of capital Department of economic policy and development.
From October 2015 the post of the acting head of Rostransnadzor is Sergey Zaritskiy. In July, according to TASS, sources reported that his place may be taken by the Deputy chief of the presidential Directorate for supporting activities of the state Council, the former head of the Federal air transport Agency Alexander Yurchik.
Basargin was the head of the Perm Krai in may 2012. Previously, from October 2008, he held the post of Minister of regional development of Russia.
The supervision is the responsibility of the Ministry of transport. The Agency was established in 2004 to monitor compliance with legislation, in particular in the field of aviation, water and rail transport.