Even though the right not to grow

Even though the right not to grow

The regions prepare the rules of temporary seizure powers.

The powers of the regions can be transferred to the Federal level if necessary for security, implementation of international obligations or will reduce expenditures. Such amendments, the government yesterday submitted to the state Duma. The White house has long promised to conduct an extensive evaluation of the powers of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, who are unhappy that sometimes they are forced to implement the powers, “not supported financially”.

Interlocutors “” in regional administration say that in some cases will welcome the chance to delegate “up”. Experts fear abuse at seizure powers: “centralization” process in Russia, and so “sometimes to excess”.

The amendments developed by the Ministry of justice, proposed to amend the law “On General principles of organization of legislative and Executive bodies of state power of subjects of the Russian Federation” (article 26.3 and 26.9).

Now, authority can be delegated to the regions laws, presidential decrees and government resolutions. Now decided to describe the procedure for removal of office.

Now “as grounds of removal mentioned only in cases of improper performance or non-performance,” reads the explanatory note. According to the state Duma the bill “General grounds for withdrawal of delegated powers” should apply “regardless of the field of public relations.”

The powers can be withdrawn if the subject is unable to perform them because of “natural disasters, catastrophes or other emergency” if it is determined by “ensuring the country’s defence and state security” and the need to “implement an international or national events.” The basis for removal will also be a violation of their implementation or the possibility to reduce the expenditures of the Federal and regional budgets. If these powers were “subdelivery” region at the municipal level, they will also be removed.

The white house announced the inventory of powers of subjects of the Russian Federation a year ago. Representing in the Federation Council (SF) foundations of regional policy, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak called the main problem the lack of resources: “increasingly, the regions propose to return to the Federal level a number of powers, especially of a social nature, in connection with insufficiency of resources.” Mr Kozak said that “regions perform more than 500 of the authority that passed a variety of laws without a certain status and sources of funding: whether they are private and are performed at the expense of regional budgets, or delegated and shall be financed from the Federal budget.”

Prior to that, senators, citing data from the Ministry of justice, pointed out that the regions perform about 400 own and delegated Central powers, and their number in ten years has increased almost twice, and without the transmission of “sufficient sources of financial support”. Even more difficult situation in the municipalities.