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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 13.09.2006

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 556 of September 11, 2006 on the Endorsement of the Rules of Compensation of Expenses for the Use of Home Telephones to the Heroes of Socialist Labour, Bearers of the Order of Labour Glory, Their Incapacitated Family Members Living Together with Them and for the Use of Telephones by Public Charitable Associations (Organisations) Created by the Heroes of Socialist Labour and the Bearers of the Order of Labour Glory

To get the compensation, the mentioned persons shall submit at the place of residence (place of registration of the charitable association) to the body of social protection application for the compensation indicating the user number of the home telephone (telephone of the charitable association), their mail address, details of the organisation of the federal postal communication or the details of the account opened by the recipient of the compensation in the credit organisation.

The body of social protection of population shall check together with the appropriate territorial body of the Pension Fund of Russia whether or not the Hero of Socialist Labour (bearer of the Order of Labour Glory) already gets the monthly monetary payment and shall take the decision within 15 days from the day of submission of the application to register the applicant as a recipient of the compensation.

Recipients of the compensation shall transfer payments for the use of the home telephone (telephone of the charitable association) and submit the payment documents to the body of social protection directly or by mail. The compensation is paid out in full amount of expenses indicated in the payment documents for the rendered services of telephone communication no later than 2 months from the date of submission by the recipient of the compensation of the payment documents by transferring the resources by mail or to the account opened by the recipient of the compensation in the credit organisation.

Order of the Federal Customs Service No. 724 of August 3, 2006 on the Endorsement of the New Sets of Blank Forms of the Customs Declaration and the Transit Declaration <br>

To improve the procedure of declaring of commodities moved across the customs border of the Russian Federation and make the customs documents uniform, endorses the new blank forms "Cargo Customs Declaration/Transit Declaration (TD1)", "Additional Sheet to the Cargo Customs Declaration/Transit Declaration (TD2)", "Cargo Customs Declaration/Transit Declaration (TD3)", "Additional Sheet to the Cargo Customs Declaration/Transit Declaration (TD4)".

Forms TD3 and TD4 are used when importing commodities to the customs territory, TD3, TD4 or TD1 and TD2 - when exporting commodities from the customs territory of the Russian Federation.

The Order of the State Customs Committee of Russia No. 169 of February 17, 2003 having specified the previous forms of the cargo customs declaration and the additional sheet to it are invalidated.

The Order is entered into force from January 1, 2007.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on September 7, 2006. Reg. No. 8226.

Order of the Federal Customs Service No. 762 of August 11, 2006 on the Endorsement of the Instruction on the Procedure of Filling of the Cargo Customs Declaration and the Transit Declaration

Defines the rules of filling of the cargo customs declaration and the transit declaration on the forms stitched together in sets "Cargo Customs Declaration/Transit Declaration (TD1)", "Cargo Customs Declaration/Transit Declaration (TD3)", "Additional Sheet to the Cargo Customs Declaration/Transit Declaration (TD2)", "Additional Sheet to the Cargo Customs Declaration/Transit Declaration (TD4)" of specified forms.

In view of the introduction of the new rules of drawing up of the transit declaration, the references to the earlier used rules of filling of the given document in the text of the Instruction on the customs operations in the course of internal and international customs transit of commodities are replaced with the references to the newly introduced rules.

The Order is entered into force from January 1, 2007.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on September 7, 2006. Reg. No. 8225.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 513 of July 3, 2006 on the Endorsement of the Administrative Regulation of the Federal Service of Labour and Employment on the State Service of Assistance to Citizens in Finding a Suitable Job and to Employers in Finding Necessary Workforce <br>

Defines the time limits and sequence of actions (administrative procedures) for the implementation of the authority of the Federal Service of Labour and Employment, its territorial bodies and employment centres to assist citizens to find a suitable job and to employers to find necessary workforce.

Employment centres shall render on the territory of appropriate municipal formations the state service of assistance to citizens in finding a suitable job and to employers in finding necessary workforce. The mentioned state service is provided free of charge. Recipients of the service may apply for assistance on the repeated basis to find suitable jobs or find necessary workforce.

Recipients of the state service are the persons having applied to find a suitable job, citizens of the Russian Federation, foreign citizens and stateless persons, employers having applied for assistance to find necessary workforce, legal entities, independent entrepreneurs, natural persons.

To enjoy the service of assistance in finding necessary workforce, the employers having applied to the employment centre for the first time shall submit the following documents: application with a questionnaire for the assistance in finding necessary workforce certified with the signature of the employer or his authorised representative; filled form "Information on the Demand for the Workforce, Availability of Vacancies"; copy of the certificate of the state registration of the legal entity or independent entrepreneur. The copy must be certified by a notary or with the seal of the legal entity and the signature of the authorised representative of the employer.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on September 6, 2006. Reg. No. 8219.

Decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation No. GKPI06-240 of May 15, 2006 <br>

The applicant challenged Items 6 and 9 of the rules of maintenance of the transport vehicle, its parking, storage, as well as prohibition to operate endorsed by the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 759 of December 18, 2003. The applicant believes he suffered an illegal administrative punishment in the form of payment for the services of delivery of his vehicle to the specialised parking.

The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation emphasised that arrest of the transport vehicle, prohibition of its operation are the measures of proceedings in cases of administrative violations. In cases of violations of the rules of operation of the transport vehicle and driving it, it must be arrested according to the Code of Administrative Violations of the Russian Federation until the reasons of the arrest are eliminated. The duty to pay for the parking and storage of the arrested transport vehicle emerges by virtue of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation. The ruling of the Cassation Board of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation No. KAS06-260 of July 25, 2006 has left the given Decision unchanged.

Decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation No. GKPI06-105 of April 19, 2006 <br>

Invalidates the Order of the Ministry of the Railways of the Russian Federation No. 12 of March 27, 2003 on the endorsement of the list of the minimum necessary works (services) provided for during strikes in organisations of the railway transport (branches, representations) whose activities are associated with the safety of people, their health and vital interests of the society. The mentioned list was not sent by the Ministry of the Railways of the Russian Federation for coordination to the Russian Trade-Union of Locomotive Teams of Railway Workers, which is in violation of the applicant's rights for participation in the working out of the mentioned document.

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