FAS AND YUGRA – KHANTY-MANSIISK AUTONOMOUS DISTRICT ARE DETERMINED TO DEVELOP COMPETITION
Deputy Head of FAS signed an Agreement on Cooperation with the Government of the Khanty-Mansiisk Autonomous District
On 17 July 2018, Deputy Head of FAS Anatoly Golomolzin held a meeting with Governor of the Khanty-Mansiisk Autonomous District – Yugra, Natalia Komarova, on implementing the National Competition Development Plan.
Anatoly Golomolzin outlined the goals and objectives of the state policy towards developing competition in Russia and its regions.
“Khanty-Mansiisk Autonomous District – Yugrais in the top 20 regions in the national ranking of investment climate in the regions of Russia in 2018 increasing 16 points in comparison with, 2017”, saidDeputy Head of FAS.
He added: The most important evaluations aspects are developing competition on the market of series for additional general enrichment programmes in the region and ensuring equal access to budgetary financing of private companies involved in education. A striking example is testing an “Additional Education Certificate” in the region since 2016 enabling children to choose an additional education programme in any organization included in the Register, regardless of the ownership form and departmental affiliation. Personified financing of additional children education is being implemented in all 22 municipalities in Yugra”.
Mentioning the State Council on competition in Russian regions on 5 April 2018 following which President Putin gave specific orders, Anatoly Golomolzin underlined that achieving the targets of the National Plan and the orders issued upon the State Council is a joint work of FAS and the authorities of Khanty-Mansiisk Autonomous District – Yugra.
No. 618 Order of the President “On the fundamental direction of the state policy towards developing competition” of 21.12.2017 determined the priorities for improving the state policy in this field and the principles of its development. The Order also approved the National Competition Development Plan that gives clear, numerical targets.
“Among other tasks, the National Plan requires improvements of tariff regulation. The regional regulator moved to pro-competitive methods of tariff regulation earlier that others, costs and tariff benchmarks are used widely”, pointed out Anatoly Golomolzin.
Deputy Head of FAS emphasized the importance of introducing antimonopoly compliance – a system for evaluating the risks of breaching the antimonopoly law – in the regions.
Governor of the Khanty-Mansiisk Autonomous District – Yugra, Natalia Komarova described the measures towards devising the key indicators for developing competition in the region in line with the list of instructions given upon the State Council.
FAS and the Government of the Khanty-Mansiisk Autonomous District signed an Agreement on Cooperation that provides for methodological and consultative support under the frame of implementing the National Competition Development Plan and orders issued following the State Council.