Source Pravda.Ru

Deputy Economy Minister on optimizing gov't structure

The Russian Economy Ministry is planning to prepare proposals on optimizing the structure of state executive authorities, Deputy Economy Minister Mikhail Dmitriyev told journalists in Moscow today.

In the set of documents aimed at carrying out the administrative reform, which was submitted to the government yesterday, it was said that the potential of a staged optimization of the structure of state executive agencies was practically depleted. "If two or three agencies are withdrawn from this structure, we will distort the functions of the government and damage its structure", the official concluded.