Russian PM Approved Order to begin Governance Reform

The Russian Prime Minister (PM) Mikhail Mishustin has approved order to begin the Governance Reforms on November 17, 2020. These governance reforms are to begin from January 1, 2021 and it would be completed by the April 1, 2021. The reforms had been postponed several times because of a number of reasons including the COVID-19 pandemic. The reforms are being made at executive level.

Governance Reform

  1. As per the new governance reforms, the staff in the central administrative office would be reduced by 5%.
  2. Further, the staff within the territorial governments will be reduced by 10%.

Significance of the reform

The reforms are being introduced in order to improve the efficiency of Executive branch of the Russian Government. It will create a special working group to deal with the matters related to the reform procedures.

Other amendment

The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, signed an order to increase the number of Deputy Prime Ministers from 9 to 10, recently.

President of Russia

The President of Russia is the head of the state. He is also the commander-in-chief of the Russian Armed forces. The President holds the highest office in Russia. In case, the President is unable to deliver his duties, they shall be temporarily delegated to the Prime Minister.  The President of India is not the part of the government of Russia as per the constitutional amendment of 1993. Till1991, President of Russia was the head executive branch.

Deputy Prime Minister of Russia

The Deputy Prime Minsters of Russia are appointed on the recommended of the Prime Minister of Russia. He carry out the activities of the federal government bodies. The office of Deputy Prime Minister is a temporary post.