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Monitoring of the Federal Legislation dated 5.10.2006

Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 590 of September 30, 2006 on the Raising from October 1, 2006 of the Amount of the First Grade Tariff Rate (Salary) of the Uniform Tariff of Labour Remuneration of Employees of the Federal State Institutions



From October 1, 2006, increases 1.11 times the amount of the first grade tariff rate (salary) of the Uniform Tariff of Labour Remuneration of employees of the federal state institutions. According to the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 256 of April 29, 2006, the first grade tariff rate (salary) was fixed in the amount of Rbl 1,100 from May 1, 2006.

Order of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation No. 269 of August 28, 2006 on the Endorsement of the Norms of Natural Loss for Meat, Poultry and Rabbit Offal During Storage



Introduces the norms of natural loss for meat, poultry and rabbit offal during storage. The mentioned norms are differentiated depending on the category of meat, type of processing, storage conditions and time.

The norms of natural loss are used to determine the permissible quantity of unrecoverable losses because of the shortage and/or damage of material and production reserves in the calculation of the profit tax from organisations. The losses because of the shortage and/or damage during storage of material and production reserves within the norms of natural loss are qualified as material expenses reducing the taxable base for the profit tax.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on October 3, 2006. Reg. No. 8353.

Order of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation No. 270 of August 28, 2006 on the Endorsement of the Norms of Natural Loss for Products and Raw Materials of the Sugar Industry During Storage



Introduces the norms of natural loss during storage for white sugar, cube broken sugar, raw sugar, sugar beet and sugar in sugar beet

The norms of natural loss are differentiated depending on the period of storage of the mentioned products (raw material) and the storage conditions.

The losses because of the shortage and/or damage during storage of material and production reserves within the mentioned norms are qualified as material expenses reducing the taxable base for the profit tax from organisations.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on October 3, 2006. Reg. No. 8352.

Order of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 649 of September 5, 2006 on the Amendments to the Order of the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation No. 377 of October 15, 1999 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Labour Remuneration for Medical Workers



The introduced amendments pertain to the length of uninterrupted work permitting the medical workers to get supplements to the salary.

The list of cases permitting to preserve the length of work is extended to include employee dismissal because of staff cuts in the institutions (division). Earlier, the length of work was preserved only if dismissed because of liquidation of the organisation. The interval between the dismissal and admission to work in a public health institution must not be greater than 3 months, and if dismissed in the regions of the Far North and localities of similar status – 6 months.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on October 3, 2006. Reg. No. 8351.

Order of the Federal Customs Service No. 875 of September 14, 2006 on the Endorsement of the Regulation on the Procedure for Paying out Material Aid to the Federal State Civil Servants of the Customs Bodies of the Russian Federation



Endorses the Regulation defining the procedure for paying out material aid to the federal state civil servants of the customs bodies of the Russian Federation.

The material aid to the state servant shall be paid out once in a calendar year in the amount of one salary specified for the occupied position against his application as a rule when getting the annual paid leave or in another period on the basis of the written order of the chief of the customs body or the person authorised by him.

The Order also defines other cases for paying out material aid to the civil servant (death of a relative, birth of a child etc.). In other cases, the payment is made on the basis of a motivated application of the civil servant to the chief of the customs body or the person authorised by him after coordination with the boss.

In cases of death of the civil servant, a member of his family or his parents, or other relatives in the absence of them, may get material aid on the basis of the certificate of death in the amount of up to four salaries of the monetary subsistence against their application while presenting appropriate documents confirming the kindred relations.

Calculation of the amount of material aid includes the amounts of the salary for the occupied position of the civil service and the salary for the assigned grade of civil service as of the day of payment.

The chief of the customs body may decide to change the envisaged amount of material aid.

Material aid, except for individual cases, may not be paid out to servants: in the child-care leave until the child is one year and a half to three years of age; as well as those dismissed from the customs bodies that received material aid in the current year and adopted anew in the same year to the customs bodies.

Registered in the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on October 3, 2006. Reg. No. 8348.

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