The main issue of the meeting of the Government of the Tver Region, which took place on the International Children’s Day, June 1, turned out to be quite predictable. The participants of the event discussed how measures to support families with children work in the region.
The head of the region referred to the presidential message to the Federal Assembly, in which Vladimir Putin set the task by July 1, 2021 to prepare an integral system of measures to support such families. It is over, the order was taken into operation immediately.
– Our task at the regional level is to ensure the effective implementation of federal measures and supplement them with regional measures that take into account the specifics of the Tver region, – pointed out our colleagues Igor Rudenya.
The Governor recalled that there are more than 30 areas of support in the region, primarily for large families. For our part, let us recall that an increase of an order of magnitude at once in the financing of family policy was one of the first decisions of the current head of the region, who repeatedly emphasized that he considers the demographic issue to be strategic for the Tver region. In addition to various payments in our region, they decided to pump up such an important aspect as the prestige of the institution of the family: perhaps the loudest news on this topic was the introduction of the honorary badge “Glory of the Father” (with accompanying cash payment) and the establishment of the medal “Born in the Tver Region”, which is presented to all newborns along with a gift set. In addition, there are also contests for “Best family courtyard”, “Family of the Year”, certificates for the purchase of cars, etc.
Now let’s move on to a budget that has seriously put on weight.
In 2021, the total amount of funds to support families and children of the Tver region, which is also called the “children’s budget”, exceeded 26.4 billion rubles, which is 4.4 billion more than in 2020. The amount of payments to young and large families will amount to 5 billion. There are about 50 different support measures for families with children in the Tver region. This includes about 40 types of social payments, 30 of which are established at the regional level. Here are some of these measures.
At the birth of a child, each family is presented with a set of children’s accessories. The possibility of receiving social benefits at birth or adoption of children by young families who buy housing on a mortgage has been expanded. In addition, young families with federal support can become holders of a certificate for the purchase and construction of housing.
Large families of the Upper Volga region raising five or more children can purchase vehicles with the financial assistance of the region. In 2020, a certificate for 1 million rubles was introduced for the purchase of a car. In addition, large families in the Upper Volga region are completely exempted from garbage collection fees. Children from large families for the first five years of study are provided with school uniforms free of charge. There is a separate program to provide housing for large families with insufficient incomes.
Thanks to systemic measures, only in 2020 in the Tver region the number of large families increased by 1 thousand. Last year, 3.5 thousand small residents of the Upper Volga region were born in such families. By the beginning of 2021, there were 13,281 large families with more than 43,000 children.
It should be noted that in his congratulations on the International Children’s Day, the President of Russia said that large families are the foundation of the country’s future. According to him, this is a continuation of a thousand-year history as a country, as a nation, as a single people. In this regard, Putin called for an expansion of the program to support such families. And there have already been proposals to introduce a system of family taxation on the principle of “more children – less tax”, as well as to issue the father’s capital when three or more children are born in one family. For reference: this year, 1.5 trillion rubles are allocated to support families and children in Russia, which is almost 40% more than last year’s figure.
But back to the land of the Upper Volga region. Here, since 2020, according to the national project “Demography”, cars have been handed over to the winners of the regional competition “The Best Family Courtyard”. 28 family centers have been established in the region, the Order of Parental Glory is awarded for the upbringing of seven or more children, honorary badges “Glory to the Mother”, “Glory to the Father” and other awards.
Special attention is paid to young families. The possibility of receiving social benefits at birth or adoption of children by young families who buy housing on a mortgage has been expanded. Parents can receive from 200 thousand rubles when the first child is born to 500 thousand when the third baby is born. And in general, at the birth of three children – 1 million rubles. This year, the age limit for participants in this program has been increased from 25 to 35 years, in large families – up to 40 years.
When this material was being prepared, it became known that one extravagant Duma politician at the federal level congratulated the Russians on International Children’s Day and proposed extending the children’s age to 30 years. As TASS reminds, at the end of last year, the State Duma has already raised the age of youth to 35 years. What new support measures can follow such a parliamentary idea, it remains only to fantasize, but, you see, the trend is obvious: the further, the more young people rely on the help of their parents. But this is lyrics, we rely on facts.
Now in the Tver region, construction of new kindergartens, schools and clinics is underway. Particular emphasis is placed on kindergartens. In February “Aquarelle” opened in Torzhok – 100 new places. In total, seven kindergartens will be introduced in the region in 2021. New preschool institutions are being built in Tver (one for 150 places and two for 190 places each), Toropets (for 240 places), Vyshny Volochyok (for 160 places), Burashevo of the Kalininsky district (for 80 places).
The Governor stressed that it is important to work to support the family together with socially responsible public organizations, educational, cultural, sports, health care institutions and the Russian Orthodox Church. The work should be systematic, only then the family, the primary unit of society, will be able to find several points of support and look more confidently into the future. And this confidence is the first and most important factor influencing the decision of a married couple to have another child or not.
Newspaper headline: Children’s budget gained weight
Source: Все материалы – Московский Комсомолец by tver.mk.ru.
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