29 Jun 2010 13:57

Medvedev instructs govt to submit plan to cut number of civil servants by 20%

MOSCOW. June 29 (Interfax) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has suggested that the government take measures to cut the number of civil servants at the federal level by 20% within the next three years.

"I suggest that the government of the Russian Federation consider the issue of mechanisms intended to make the work of federal civil servants more effective, including through a possible reduction in their number by 20% within the next three years, which would help save up to 50% of budget funds managed by the federal authorities," Medvedev said in an address on the country