The state Duma adopted the law on increasing the number of assistants, deputies and members of Federation Council

ГД приняла закон об увеличении числа помощников депутатов и членов Совфеда

The state Duma meeting on Friday adopted in first reading the bill which proposes to increase the number of assistants to deputies of the lower chamber of Parliament and senators.

The initiative was submitted to the lower house of Parliament a representatives of all Duma factions. According to the accompanying documents, the law increases from five to seven the number of assistant member of the Federation Council and State Duma Deputy working under an employment contract or a fixed-term employment contract.

The authors of the law believe that the measure will contribute to a more rapid response to citizens ‘ appeals, will organize a permanent public reception in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation and will improve the performance of parliamentarians with voters.

Deputies noted that the faction in which the deputies from all regions of the country, will also receive the opportunity to work in the regions. In the case of adoption, the law may come into force from 1 January 2017.

According to the feasibility study, the total budgetary allocation for the implementation of the bill will be in 2017 781,9 million rubles. Earlier the first Vice-speaker of the state Duma Ivan Melnikov said that the increase in the number of assistants shall not entail additional funds, “it all happens through savings from optimization of operation of the apparatus of the state Duma as a whole”.