Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the government and the Central Bank to amend legislation by February 1, 2022 to protect social benefits from being written off as part of the enforcement proceedings on loans. The corresponding list of instructions from the head of state was published on the Kremlin’s website on September 13.
Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and the head of the Bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina were appointed responsible for the order.
Also, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation is recommended to organize interaction with credit institutions to ensure the return of written off social benefits to citizens. A report on this topic must be submitted before November 1 of this year, and then – once a quarter.
By the same date, the Russian government, together with the Russian Post joint-stock company, was instructed to expand the list of services provided in post offices, including the possibility of providing citizens with medicines and receiving by Russians in electronic form legally significant messages, as well as state and municipal services …
Also among the instructions of the head of state there is a recommendation for United Russia to assist the Russian government and regional authorities in the implementation of programs aimed at combating unemployment.
In addition, Putin has set the task of ensuring the allocation of at least 8 billion rubles from the federal budget to the constituent entities of Russia annually to protect forests from fires.
Until November 1, the government must decide to extend until December 31, 2022 a ban on the implementation of planned control (supervisory) measures in relation to small businesses, excluding the extension of such a ban to activities and objects of control with a high risk of harm to the life and health of citizens, and also the occurrence of natural and man-made emergencies.
All the instructions of the head of state were given following the results of the second stage of the United Russia party congress held on August 24.
At the end of August, Putin already ordered, immediately after the election of the State Duma, to amend the law to prohibit the automatic write-off of social payments for debts and for enforcement proceedings. The head of state pointed to messages coming from citizens about the writing off of social support funds by banks to pay off debts. He emphasized the inadmissibility of this, since the money is intended for children, families, people who find themselves in a difficult life situation.
Earlier, on August 22, at a meeting with representatives of the United Russia party, the president noted that the State Duma of the new convocation needed to consider adopting an appropriate normative act. He also said that he would discuss this issue with the government.