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Penza region decided on slimming down executive gov branches

09:42 | 02.12.2014 | Politics

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Penza, 2 December 2014. PenzaNews. The Penza region governor Vasily Bochkarev signed orders to lay off 79 state servants, introduce changes in the Penza region government layout, and transform eight branches and executive institutions.

Penza region decided on slimming down executive gov branches

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“Overall, 111 Penza region government servants will be laid off if you take previous decisions into account,” announced Victor Rubtsov, governor’s staff department leader and chief of the regional government.

According to him, the Ministry of Investment Development and Business of the Penza region has been transformed into the Ministry of Investment Development and Foreign Economic Policy of the region.

“Entrepreneurship development department (now singled out from the Ministry of Investment), information support department, innovation policy and special projects department, and industry and transport department are merged into the Department of Industry, Entrepreneurship Development, Innovation Policy and Information Support of the Penza region,” he added.

Victor Rubtsov also remarked that the department of internal policy and the department of information policy and mass media have been merged into the Department of Internal Policy and Mass Communications of the Penza region.

“The department of crime prevention and law authorities cooperation, and department of magistrate support have been merged into the Department of Social Security and Magistrate Assistance of the Penza region,” the high-ranking official wrote in his LiveJournal.

Earlier, Victor Rubtsov posted his opinion that current reforms in the Penza region government are at a “pinpoint accuracy” period requiring “careful, selective approach."

From his point of view, the current stage of reforms is the most difficult, because these transformations are tied to government service expenses cuts and, therefore, may require laying off government servants.

Overall, the authorities plan to cut government service expenses by 10%.  

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