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The Minister of culture took away departments the right to dispose of money 03.10.2016 at 02:00

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The Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky

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After the scandal of theft in the restoration of monuments of history culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky took the Directors of departments and their deputies the right to dispose of budget money

the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky has tightened control over spending of budget funds in the Department. He issued an order (there RBC), under which the right to sign the documentation for the procurement of goods and services, to sign contracts and additional agreement to them now is exclusive to the first Deputy Minister and his ordinary assistants.

that Medina tightens controls over the spending of budget funds and state contract, told RBC a source in the Ministry of culture. This was confirmed by the press service of the Ministry. "Such an order actually exists," — said the press service.

prior To this, according to a source in the Agency, power of attorney for the right to dispose of funds and to conclude civil law contracts, acts of acceptance of the goods delivered, etc., had not only the leadership of the office, but the Director and even Deputy Directors of departments.

In the order, which was signed on September 7 of this year, it is said that only the official and ordinary deputies will be able to sign the agreement on the terms and conditions of granting subsidies to the executors of state contracts, as well as to conclude agreements on the transfer of powers of the state.

the order will state specifically the granting to the Directors of the departments of the right of signature of documents involving the spending of budgetary funds is possible, but only on the basis of "a reasoned report to the Vice-Minister of culture."

this is the means, which distributes Central office of the Ministry of culture, is a big part of the subsidies allocated to the Agency from the budget, says the source. In 2016, the budget of the Ministry of culture, as the main financial document were increased by RUB 5 billion in comparison with the year 2015 and amounted to 94.3 billion rubles this office, as in previous years, the principal dispenser of public funds under the state program "Development of culture and tourism for 2013-2020", which involves implementation of projects of restoration of monuments of history and culture, and the development of tourist facilities. In 2016, the budget for this programme amounted to 99,4 billion rubles According to the Ministry of culture, the restoration of monuments of history and culture in 2016 will go to about 6 billion rubles.

Medina decided to increase the budget allocation within Ministry of culture after the scandal caused by the criminal case of embezzlement of budget funds in the process of restoration of monuments of history. In the case is Deputy Minister of culture Grigory Pirumov, who in March of this year was detained by field investigators of FSB, and then arrested. Along with Pirumova investigators have detained the Director of the asset management Department of the Ministry of culture Boris Mazo and Director Tsentrrestavratsiya Oleg Ivanov. Also arrested were the Director of the company "Baltstroy" Dmitry Sergeev, managing Director of the company "Baltstroy" Alexander Kochenov, as well as Advisor to the CEO of the company "Linnet-consult" Nikita Kolesnikov. According to investigators, the criminal group headed by Pirumova stole money during the restoration of Novodevichy convent, the Drama theatre in Pskov, St. John the Baptist monastery and Museum of Cosmonautics in Kaluga.

Earlier, the state Duma complained to the RCDS Vladimir Medinsky and the actions of his subordinates to evict organizations from Moscow city centre, this scandal also figured Pirumov and Maso.

In July this year after the appeal of the deputies to the security forces on conflict of interest in the Ministry of culture has left a post of the General Director of "Restoration companies" brother of the first Deputy Minister Andrey Aristarkhov. This structure received the orders of the Ministry in the autumn 2014 to March 2016, "the Restoration company" signed state contracts for restoration in the amount of 1.2 billion rubles.


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