The joint meeting of the Security Council of the RT and Economic Council under the Cabinet of Ministers of the RT
Photo by the Tatarstan Government Portal
September 4). A joint meeting of the Security Council of the RT and the
Economic Council under the Cabinet of Ministers of the RT was held today in
Kazan. Rustam Minnikhanov, the President of the RT, conducted the meeting.
was held in the Building of the Kazan Kremlin. Alexey Pesoshin, the prime
minister of the RT, Farid Mukhametshin, the chairman of the State Council of
the RT, Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, Airat Shafigullin, the secretary of
the Security Council of the RT, as well as permanent members of the Security
Council and Economic Council under the Cabinet of Ministers of the RT, heads of
ministries, supervisory structures, heads of municipalities, heads of
enterprises and organizations took part in it.
of the media were invited to the meeting. The issue “On measures to improve the
investment climate in the RT and reduce the administrative pressure on
business” was on the agenda.
“There is a
clear understanding in the republic that attracting investments is a guarantee
of our development, and we are successfully moving in this way”, said Rustam
Minnikhanov. “We are implementing measures to facilitate the procedures for
connecting investors to the engineering infrastructure. We shorten the terms
for issuing permits and registration. We develop a system of providing state
services on the principle of “one window”, We pay attention to support of small
business. All this gives a positive result. At the same time, there are still
problems in these spheres”.
number of indicators require additional attention, despite the fact that
Tatarstan is the leader among the subjects of the Russian Federation for three
years, according to the National Rating of the Investment Climate in the
Subjects of the RF.
increase in the share of companies, faced with cases of pressure from the
authorities or natural monopolies, is of particular concern, according to the
President of the RT.
of companies faced with cases of pressure from the authorities or natural
monopolies, increased by 12%. This trend is also noted by other polls conducted
in the republic.
Minnikhanov noted that more than 2 million requirements are in force in Russia,
according to expert estimates. According to the Higher School of Economics, the
state's cost of control measures is 1.5% of GDP, and the load on businesses
from meeting excesses requirements is up to 6% of GDP.
are needed for improving the conditions for doing business, especially in terms
of reducing administrative barriers, eliminating excess pressure on business.
Rustam Minnikhanov marked that this problem is typical both for the republic
and for the country as a whole.
reminded that the Plan of Measures to Improve Control and Oversight Activities
for 2016-2017 was adopted in Russia. This document is aimed at making control
smart, more qualitative, improve the safety of society, and, on the other hand,
reduce the burden on entrepreneurs.
meeting on investment projects, Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation,
instructed the Government and the General Prosecutor's Office to work out the
issue of limiting the number of unscheduled inspections to 30% of the planned
by December 1 of this year”, said Rustam Minnikhanov. “In addition, the
Government, the General Prosecutor's Office, and the Supreme Court were
instructed to protect citizens, suspected and accused of economic crimes, from
being held in custody. It is supposed to limit the extension of the arrest by
law if there are no active investigative actions in the criminal case, and to
strengthen procedural and judicial control over business cases”.
Minnikhanov marked that the implementation of these instructions on the
territory of the republic, as well as the overall overviewing the progress of
the control and supervision activities, should be under the untiring control of
the prosecutor's office.
President of Tatarstan also reminded that the main purpose of today's meeting
is to take measures, aimed at improving the quality of the business
environment, including the elimination of unreasonable and excessive pressure
on business and the reduction of administrative barriers.
Zdunov, the minister of Economy of the RT, made the main speech, reports the
press service of the President of the RT.