In order to prevent disruptions in the construction of new educational institutions and the supply of equipment to schools, the Ministry of Education is introducing weekly monitoring of purchases and work on educational projects, the press service of the ministry said.
The monitoring, which took place from June 20 to June 29, revealed gaps in the regions: only 64 percent of the funds planned by the entities were used in the second quarter of 2021. And in 35 regions, less than 50 percent of the planned money was put into operation. Therefore, the updated monitoring will take into account the full cycle of work on projects, starting from forecasting by the regions of their costs.
The most problematic regions, with cash execution of no more than 25 percent, were the Astrakhan, Kurgan, Tver, Voronezh, Sakhalin, Irkutsk, Rostov, Tomsk, Oryol and Novosibirsk regions, as well as the Tyva Republic, the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic and the Jewish Autonomous Region.
The Ministry promised to apply disciplinary measures against regional officials who will continue to allow actions leading to the disruption of the activities of the national project.