Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin redistributed the duties of deputy prime ministers in order to optimize the work of the Cabinet. This was reported in the press service of the government. The deputy prime ministers will oversee the fuel and energy complex, science and higher education, state policy in the field of culture and the activities of Rosreestr.
«Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin approved the redistribution of responsibilities between his deputies. The decision was made to optimize the work of the Cabinet of Ministers, taking into account the past changes in the composition of the government of the Russian Federation, as well as tasks to achieve national development goals», - noted in the message of the press service of the government of the Russian Federation.
Alexander Novak will be in charge of the fuel and energy complex, Dmitry Chernyshenko will deal with issues of science and higher education. Tatiana Golikova was instructed to coordinate state policy in the field of culture. Alexey Overchuk will coordinate the work of Rosreestr.
«Today the chairman of the government has set new tasks for Rosreestr. They are associated with the creation and development of customer services based on digital technologies and the best international practices. There is also a lot of work to be done to integrate geodata with the Federal Address Register of the Federal Tax Service. This work will be supervised by Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Overchuk», - said the press secretary of the Russian Prime Minister Boris Belyakov.
He also noted that Golikova was transferred overseeing state policy in the field of culture in order to normalize work on the preservation and development of human capital.
«They are (cultural issues) directly related to social policy and the well-being of people. The adopted decision will allow to build a unified approach to the development of the social sphere, taking into account the interests of citizens», - Belyakov specified.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed decrees on the appointment of five ministers and one deputy prime minister, which were approved by the State Duma on November 10. According to the documents, the heads of the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East, the Ministry of Energy, the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Construction and the Ministry of Natural Resources have been replaced.
The new ministers were approved according to the law signed by the president on November 6 on a new procedure for forming the cabinet. According to the document, the candidacy of the prime minister is nominated by the president, and the candidates for deputy prime ministers and ministers are nominated by the prime minister. The President is obliged to appoint them, but he has the right to then remove anyone. The State Duma will approve the candidacies of the head of government, his deputies and ministers, with the exception of the siloviki and the minister of foreign affairs.