All-Russia People’s Front accuses the government structures of spending money on expensive cars

The Kremlin's control agency will inspect the state procurements of vehicles according to the data provided by the All-Russia People's Front for the first time. 
07.07.2014
Izvestia
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The Kremlin is a large-scale test of official vehicles procurement officials at various levels, the Prosecutor's Office, the Investigative Committee and the courts. This "News" said a source close to the presidential administration.

For information about purchasing the Presidential Control Directorate of the Russian Federation has asked the Russian Popular Front, which is known to be responsible for monitoring government procurement site and a number of projects and initiatives to combat corruption and wasteful spending of budgetary funds.

According to "Izvestia", the head of the executive committee of the All-Russia People's Front Alexei Anisimov has already provided data on the procurement of expensive cars and questionable contracts - a letter of 7 pages sent to the Deputy Chief Control Department of the President of the Russian Federation Andrey somersault.

The ONF did not comment on the content of the correspondence, but confirmed the existence of the letter received from the Kremlin.

As said the source of "Izvestia", the monitoring of public procurement in the ONF was conducted on their compliance with the three laws: №44 - «About contract system in SFEPE procurement of goods, works and services for state and municipal needs ", number 223 -" On procurement of goods, works and services of certain kinds of legal entities "and the number 94 -" On placing orders for goods, works and services for state and municipal needs. "

Total current spring ONF revealed violations at hundreds of millions of rubles from the end of last year. Thus, according to the law №44 veterans calculated violations spanning more than 65 million rubles. At 223 th federal law - in excess of 138.5 million rubles. By law number 94 identified four public procurement violations - proprietary characteristics of specific car manufacturers were included in the documentation.

Dear car already this year bought VTB Bank. In May of 2014 it was acquired by Mersedes-Benz S 63 AMG 4 MATIC for 9.7 million rubles.

- VTB Bank (which is of state-owned and not state-owned company), there are strict regulations on the purchase of cars for the management of the bank. In this case, the limit has been exceeded, so the difference between them and the car price was offset by the bank from personal funds withVTB staff member - told "Izvestia", the press service of VTB.

Another car is overpriced - 6 million rubles was purchased in April 2014 by the federal state institution "Management of capital construction № 900" of the Federal Agency spetsstroitelstva in Moscow. The ONF suggest that this AUDI A8. "Izvestia" failed to communicate with the press-service to quickly get a comment.

Purchase of the BMW 7 expensive car for 2.999 million rubles, the Moscow Regional Court in the spring of 2014 also came to the attention of the ONF. The press service of the court stated that the vehicle is used for its intended purpose - carries Guide Moscow Regional Court.

The Kaliningrad regional customs office could not provide you with comments, for what purposes in October 2013 was bought AUDI A6 for 3 million 400 thousand rubles.

Tyumen Region Public Procurement Office in the spring of 2014 bought a car for 3.4 million rubles. According to the head Sergei Pankov management, with that money bought "minibus" Volkswagen "multiven for representative welltrain ".

Political scientists believe that total control over procurement officials has two problems: the first - to teach them to save taxpayers' money, and the second - to find flaws in the legislation on public procurement.

Member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Socio-Economic and Political Studies Alexei Zudin also noted that the Kremlin officials checks sent for approval to the public policy of the principle of social justice and the rationalization of expenditure of public finances.

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- Similar checks show that the extra money does not happen in the country, in addition, the principle of equity, which is being promoted higher authority, does not allow the people who live at the expense of citizens' taxes and designed to ensure the public interest, would use state funds in order to compete in luxury office cars with businessmen, - he believes.

Head of "Finance and Economics", Institute of Contemporary Development Nikita Maslennikov believes that public procurement is a very serious article of the budget, which must be strictly kontrolirovas.

- The logic of the control over the expenditure of funds higher level officials need to improve procurement efficiency and save on costs as much as possible, even if they are made for business purposes, - he said.

Maslennikov said that due to improper use of checks is reduced by 15-20 percent. If we consider that a year on public procurement spend several trillion rubles, the amount of savings is very impressive.

- Choice of very clear - you need to September quickly and accurately deal with government spending reserves, which is today. What do veterans - honor and praise them for it. And the Kremlin's control of management initiative and in fact started a reboot of legislation in the field of public procurement, - the expert explained.