From 2023, persons with an outstanding criminal record for grave and especially grave crimes may be banned from working in taxis and engaging in passenger transportation. As Izvestia found out, the State Duma in November will consider a government bill on this. As noted in the Cabinet of Ministers, the problem is extremely urgent, since among taxi drivers you can find murderers, rapists and kidnappers.
According to Izvestia, the initiative was supported by the trilateral commission for the regulation of social and labor relations, where the bill was sent to receive a response.
Similar, but less stringent measures are proposed to be introduced for work in public transport – buses, trams, trolleybuses. They will concern citizens with an unexpunged or outstanding conviction for crimes against public security, the foundations of the constitutional order and security of the state.
According to the bill, by March 2023, convicted persons will have to provide their employer with the original or a certified copy of a document on the presence (absence) of a criminal record and (or) the fact of criminal prosecution or on the termination of a criminal case on exonerating grounds. It will be possible to get it on the website of “Gosuslugi”, specified in the document. If the certificate is not provided, the employer will be obliged to suspend the employee from work, as stated in the bill.
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For all grave: with an outstanding criminal record, they will be banned from working in a taxi