The Saratov region Governor fired Deputy over “new levies”
Governor of the Saratov region Valery Radaev has dismissed the Deputy Minister of social development of the region Dennis Milto for “extortion by the new year holidays”. This is stated on the website of the government of the region.
“From the municipal districts I have information that one of the Deputy Ministers of the social block is engaged in extortion on expenses for new year holidays. I regard this as an unacceptable situation. Can’t trust this servant. Today make a decision on his dismissal,” said Radaev at a meeting on anti-corruption policy.
Radaev has demanded from subordinates at the meeting to eliminate any corruption in regional Executive bodies.
According to him, all are equal before law — the deputies of any level, Executive power, bodies of local self-government.
Corruption crimes on the part of civil servants have a negative impact on the reputation of the government, on trust of the citizens.
In October Radaev dismissed the Minister of employment, labour and migration of Saratov region Natalia Sokolova, who proposed to increase the cost of living of pensioners living in the region, at 288 rubles instead of 500 RUB. According to Sokolova, the subsistence level in the amount of 3500 rubles per month is enough for the “minimum physiological needs.”
On the proposal of the Deputy-the Communist Nikolay Bondarenko to try in an experiment to live for a month on that amount Sokolova refused. She explained that Ministerial status does not allow her to carry out such experiments. Sokolova also recommended that residents of the area “a balanced diet… on the basis of prices in discount stores”. “Fuckin’ … are always the same”, she said.