10 April 2014, 06:15

Putin, All-Russia People Front activists to discuss anti-corruption project

Putin, All-Russia People Front activists to discuss anti-corruption project

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with activists of All-Russia People Front on Thursday to discuss implementation of the anti-corruption project monitoring government procurements, the Kremlin press service reported.

The project, launched in 2013, envisioned All-Russia People Front control over government procurements and regular reports on suspicious contracts to the country's leadership. All-Russia People Front experts reported more than 230 suspicious procurements worth some 150 billion roubles within six months, TASS reports.

Twenty-six tenders with contracts worth 9.3 billion roubles were cancelled as All-Russia People Front warned senior officials about violations. One of the most important results of the programme was that "local officials clearly understood the signals: for example, their requests for service cars have become more modest, and some regions cut spending on media coverage of the activity of their administrations."

Representatives of regional All-Russia People headquarters are expected to report on independent monitoring of how presidential "May 2012 decrees" are implemented.

Special attention will be paid to social tasks in the areas of health care, housing and public utilities. All-Russia People Front has five working groups analyzing the implementation of presidential degrees in regions.

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