Russian government can dismiss President of Russian Academy of Sciences

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The Russian government has the right to fire the RAS President if he holds back wages or if the taxes and charges credit debt paid to the Russian Federation’s budget isn’t paid off during 6 months.

On February 12 the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed the resolution according to which the RAS President can be fired if he holds back wages during 3 months. “The amount of the RAS credit is considered to be the amount of the backdated salaries that should be paid to the RAS employees,” says the resolution.

Furthermore, the government has the right to dismiss the Academy’s President if the credit debt of taxes and charges paid to the Russian Federation’s budget isn’t paid during 6 months. In particular it involves fines and sanctions for an improper execution of duties on taxes and charges payment to the corresponding budget. It also involves the Administrative and Criminal Codes’ charges.

There’s one more reason for a dismissal: the situation when at least one credit debt (that exceeds the 6 months time limit) composes 20% of the Academy’s asset value of the previous financial year.

Text and pictures by TASS