Inter-sectoral Consumer Council on natural monopolies under the President of the Republic of Tatarstan


The decision to establish inter-sectoral consumer councils in Russia under the highest officials of Russian regions was adopted pursuant to the instructions of the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, on organization of public control over the activities of natural monopolies and setting of tariffs on their products and services (Пр-1293 of June 14, 2013; Пр-1474 of July 5, 2013). The Republic of Tatarstan became a pilot region to test a public institution such as the Inter-sectoral Consumer Council on natural monopolies under the President of the Republic of Tatarstan.

The Inter-sectoral Consumer Council on natural monopolies under the President of the Republic of Tatarstan is a permanent consultative and advisory body under the President of the Republic of Tatarstan established in accordance with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan № УП–234 of February 28, 2014 in order to protect the rights of consumers of goods and services of natural monopolies, to balance the interests of consumers and natural monopolies, to ensure availability of products and services provided by natural monopolies for consumers and efficient functioning of natural monopolies as well as to execute public control over tariff regulation of natural monopolies.

The main tasks of the Council are:

  • to ensure consumer interaction with executive bodies of the Republic of Tatarstan, natural monopolies on their activities;
  • to participate in the development and negotiation of documents of the Republic of Tatarstan that can determine a list of investment sites of natural monopolies for future inclusion on the investment programme of natural monopolies (schemes of territorial planning of the Republic of Tatarstan, projections of the socio-economic development of the Republic of Tatarstan);
  • to prepare conclusions on draft investment programmes of natural monopolies, taking into account the protection of consumer interests, the outcome of the public consultation, as well as links to policy documents in the field of the socio-economic development of the Republic of Tatarstan.

Heads of the Inter-sectoral Consumer Council are:

Chairman - Aleksei Pakhomov, Director General of the Regional Employers' Association of Enterprises and Entrepreneurs of the Republic of Tatarstan

Executive Secretary - Timur Khalikov, Chairman of the Commission of the Public Chamber of the Republic of Tatarstan on Economic Development.

Contacts:
  • Address: Kremlin, Kazan 420014, Russia,
  • Tel.: +78435678099
  • Fax: +78435678099
  • E-mail: mspem.rt@tatar.ru