Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree abolishing the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications (Rospechat) and the Federal Communications Agency (Rossvyaz). The corresponding decree was published on website Kremlin on Friday, November 20.
The functions of the abolished agencies were transferred to the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media. It becomes the legal successor of the agencies, including on legal obligations.
This decision is intended to reduce administrative barriers and optimize the powers of federal executive bodies. We are also talking about optimizing the number of civil servants.
Six months are given for the liquidation of the organizations.
The liquidation of Rossvyaz and Rospechat was previously announced by the head of the Duma committee on information policy, information technology and communications, Alexander Khinshtein. Optimization is carried out within the framework of the management reform proposed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.
On November 16, Mishustin announced that, as part of the reform, which will begin on January 1, there will be a reduction in staffing in ministries and regional divisions. Basically we are talking about the reduction of staff positions, funding will remain the same.
The Federal Communications Agency is headed by Oleg Dukhovnitsky. The head of Rospechat is Mikhail Seslavinsky.