In the Odessa Regional State Administration insist that the funds for privileged travel were foreseen in full: responsibility - on the ground

22 August 2018, 16:00
In the Odessa Regional State Administration insist that the funds for privileged travel were foreseen in full: responsibility - on the ground

Over 200 thousand residents of Odessa Oblast have the right to use the services of rail and motor transport free of charge or at a reduced price. Funding should be made at the expense of local budgets. However, most districts and cities do not provide the funds in full. This was reported by the Department of Social and Family Policy of the Odessa Regional State Administration.

"This is an indicator of the attitude of its own inhabitants! Many districts and cities in the oblast do not invest in full. Once again, we insist that local authorities take a responsible attitude to this situation and correct it as soon as possible. In addition, each community can expand the list of categories that will have the right to free travel, "said Lilia Kovalenko, Director of the Department of Social and Family Policy of the Regional State Administration.

Recall that this year in the budget of the Odessa region, the amount of expenditures on privileged travel has been increased to 10 million hryvnia. It is about the transport of suburban and interurban routes of regional significance. To ensure that citizens have always been able to take advantage of privileges, on the instructions of the chairman of the Odessa regional state administration Maxim Stepanov, funds are provided in local budgets.

At the same time, for privileged categories of citizens, when paying for communication services, funds are provided exclusively from the local budget. According to the current legislation, veterans of war, persons who suffered as a result of the accident at Chornobyl NPP 1 and 2 categories, victims of Nazi persecution and, in particular, large families have the right to receive them.