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Officials were forbidden to hire cars for official purposes

Чиновникам запретили арендовать мощные автомобили в служебных целях

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree banning government officials to rent cars for business purposes. On Friday, March 18, according to TASS.

The document sets out rules determining the capacity of an official car, which the heads of government agencies and their structural units can rent. So, the power of the machines assigned to the civil servants, not to exceed 200 horsepower, and cars that are on call — not more than 150 horsepower.

At the meeting on the development of public procurement system the head of government stressed that the new measure should minimize the possibility of renting the officials unreasonably expensive cars at public expense.

In early September of 2015, Medvedev signed a decree prohibiting Ministers and Deputy Ministers to buy the budget cars costs more than 2.5 million rubles and smartphones are more expensive than 15 thousand rubles. While authorities were allowed to set their own requirements for purchasing computers, laptops, tablets, as well as buses. The document came into force on 1 January this year.

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