The “honest” rating: TOP-20 officials that do not live on what they make

2014/06/11 • News

Transparency International has calculated who out of the officials in 2013 spent more than they have earned. We have outlined the most generous ones. Three are still working. 

On June 6th on the website of the Ministry of Justice, a bill “Regarding corruption prevention” has been uploaded for social discussion. The document presumes the emergence of yet another anti-corruption institution – the National Committee for the Prevention of Corruption. One of the functions of the future committee is controlling the governors’ expenses. This might become an effective instrument to counter corruption.

On June 10th at the roundtable talks “How to organise effective control of welfare” the representatives of the Ministry of Justice and the international organisation Transparency International presented a rating of Ukrainian officials whose expenses are several times larger than their officially declared salaries. When calculating the expenses, they accounted for the movable and immovable assets belonging to the officials, expenses for the purchase of personal items, education and provision for members of their families, hobbies, travel and leisure, formal events and so forth. The revenue was taken from annual declarations. Overall, more than 400 high-standing officials were analysed, there are 69 finalists who have spent an indecently large sum.

Below is the top-20 of the most “generous” officials in 2013 from the list of Transparency International. The officials are ranked by the sum of expenses in the past year. Three of the most generous government officials are still at work – they are the head of the border service Mykola Litvin, his first deputy Pavlo Shisholin and the first deputy of the Minister of Economical Development and Trade Anatoliy Maksiuta.

  1. Eduard Stavitskiy, expenses 300 times higher than revenues

Post – Minister of Energy and Coal Industry between December 2012 and February 2014.

Revenues – 2.7 mn UAH.

Expenses (here and below – the evaluations of Transparency International) – over 800 mn UAH.

2. Vitaliy Zakharchenko, 31 times

Post – Minister of Internal Affairs (November 2011 to February 2014).

Revenues – 4 mn UAH.

Expenses – 127 mn UAH.

3. Pavlo Lebedev, 6 times

Post – Minister of Defence (December 2012 – February 2014).

Revenues – 7.9 mn UAH.

Expenses – 53.5 mn UAH.

4. Andriy Ignatov, 36 times

Post – deputy Minister of Revenues and Taxes (April 2013 – March 2014).

Revenues – 7.9 mn UAH.

Expenses – 52 mn UAH.

5. Olexandr Oliynyk, 155 times

Post – first deputy to the Minister of Defence (February 2012 – March 2014).

Revenues – 232 681 UAH.

Expenses – 36.5 mn UAH.

6. Sergiy Ryzhuk, 44 times

Post – chairman of the Zhytomyr Oblast State Administration (March 2010 – March 2014).

Revenues – 431 276 UAH.

Expenses – 19.2 mn UAH.

7. Volodymyr Prystiuk, 4 times

Post – chairman of the Luhansk Oblast State Administration (March 2010 – March 2014).

Revenues – 3.7 mn UAH.

Expenses – 16.5 mn UAH.

8. Sergiy Savenkov, 20 times

Post – first deputy to the chairman of the Sevastopol City State Administration (June 2011 – May 2013).

Revenues – 632 192 UAH.

Expenses – 13.1 mn UAH.

9. Mykola Azarov, 14 times

Post – Prime Minister (March 2010 – January 2014).

Revenues – 688 108 UAH.

Expenses – 10.5 mn UAH.

10. Raisa Bohatyriova, 31 times

Post – Minister of Healthcare (February 2012 – February 2014).

Revenues – 317 262 UAH.

Expenses – 10.2 mn UAH.

11. Volodymyr Sirotin, 8 times

Post – deputy Minister of Emergency (March 2012 – March 2014).

Revenues – 1.1 mn UAH.

Expenses – 9.9 mn UAH.

12. Mykola Lytvin, 16 times.

Post – head of the State Border Service (July 2003 until now)

Revenues – 565 202 UAH.

Expenses – 9.6 mn UAH.

13. Olexandr Lavrynovych, 13 times

Post – Minister for Justice (March 2010 – July 2013), head of the High Council of Justice (July 2013 – April 2014).

Revenues – 544 031 UAH.

Expenses – 7.7 mn UAH.

14. Ruslam Demchenko, 5 times

Post – deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (December 2010 – March 2014).

Revenues – 1.3 mn UAH.

Expenses – 7.7 mn UAH.

15. Stepan Deryvolkov, 5 times

Post – deputy head of the State Customs Service (February 2009 – April 2013), deputy Minister of Revenues and Taxes (April 2013 – March 2014).

Revenues – 1.4 mn UAH.

Expenses – 7.4 mn UAH.

16. Pavlo Shisholin, 22 times

Post – first deputy head of the National State Border Service (August 2003 until today).

Revenues – 271 665 UAH.

Expenses – 6.1 mn UAH.

17. Volodymyr Yatsuba, 5 times

Post – head of the Sevastopol City State Administration (June 2011 – March 2014).

Revenues – 639 697 UAH.

Expenses – 3.9 mn UAH.

18. Yelena Lukash, 15 times

Post – Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers (December 2012 – July 2013), Minister of Justice (July 2013 – February 2014).

Revenues – 239 952 UAH.

Expenses – 3.8 mn UAH.

19. Leonid Kozhara, 18 times

Post – Minister of Foreign Affairs (December 2012 – February 2014).

Revenues – 197 273 UAH.

Expenses – 3.7 mn UAH.

20. Anatoliy Maksiuta, 8 times

Post – first deputy Minister of Economical Development and Trade (February 2005 with interruptions until today).

Revenues – 394 776 UAH.

Expenses – 3.4 mn UAH.

Source: LIGA

Translated by Mariya Shcherbinina

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