Yuri Shvytkin, a member of the Defense Committee, said on Friday that summonses to the military registration and enlistment office would be issued by state services. Such a notice, according to the deputy, will be likened to a personal surrender. The senators and the lawyer said that to date such a provision of the law does not exist.
Yuriy Shvytkin stressed that the electronic document will be equated with the personal receipt of the summons.
“That was just one of the goals – to minimize the percentage of draft evaders. If (an agenda) went through the ‘Gosuslugi’, you have to follow it. Delivery in electronic form is the same as in nobody,” the MP said.
Later Friday, in correspondence with Fontanka, Yuri Shvytkin could not confirm information on the distribution of summonses by the “Gosuslugi”. “This issue has not yet been considered by the committee,” Shvytkin said. The deputy left unanswered the correspondent’s clarifying question about how the information appeared in the media.
Earlier, during a briefing at the General Staff of the Ministry of Defence, it was reported that the task of “notifying citizens in electronic form” had been set for the spring 2023 conscription, which will be held from April 1 to June 15.
“At the same time, in the absence of technical feasibility, the notification will be made by summons to appear”, added the staff.
What lawmakers say
However, Andrei Kartapolov, chairman of the defense committee, denied this statement. According to him, “there is no subpoena in law through the ‘Gosuslugi’, transmits Ura.ru.
“The electronic method of calling the military registration and enlistment office is not defined in Russian legislation. According to article 26 of the Federal Law “On military service and military service”, military enlistment offices are called upon to write events only with a summons, that according to article 31 of the same law Federal, the conscript must receive against signature. The Code of Administrative Offenses defines liability for non-appearance at the registry office and military enlistment only in the event of a summons by a summons to appear,” the senator stressed.
Chairman of the Committee for Information Policy, Information Technology and Communications, Alexander Khinshtein also writing that the legislation does not provide for electronic summons to the military registration and enlistment office.
“Firstly, the law does not oblige a citizen to have an entry into the services of the State. Second, a person has the right to both create a record and delete it at any time. There is no responsibility for this and it is not expected,” he stressed.
Deputy of the State Duma, member of the defense committee Andrei Gurulev told RTVI that he did not know anything about the intentions to equate electronic summonses with those delivered in person.
“It’s easier to ask Deputy Shvytkin where he got it from. I am now at the regional week in Chita and have not touched on this topic. Come on, we’ll get through this. But if Shvytkin knows, let him report where this information came from. I don’t know anything about it,” Gurulev said.
Another parliamentarian, member of the defense committee, Dmitry Kuznetsov, also told RTVI that he knew nothing about the distribution of electronic summonses and their legal status.
Lawyer Sergey Badamshin writing that paragraph 7 of the Regulations on conscription of citizens of the Russian Federation for military service assumes only the personal delivery of summonses by employees of military registration and enlistment offices.
“The summonses are given to the conscripts against receipt by the employees of the military commissariats… No electronic summons is yet provided for by law”, he recalled.