On October 18, State Duma deputies from the LDPR will introduce a bill to the lower house of parliament that would give the right to a deferment from the army to employees of companies who undergo training at the expense of the employer – under an apprenticeship contract. About it reported RBC with a link to the document.
Amendments are being made to the federal law “On Military Duty and Military Service.” It is assumed that if they are adopted, the right to a deferment from the army will be available to employees who are acquiring the profession of a worker or an employee for the first time or who receive them with a professional education. In addition, the amendment will also apply to those employees who, already having the profession of a worker or an employee, improve their knowledge and skills “without increasing their educational level.” It is clarified that the deferment will be valid for the duration of the student contract.
According to the text of the explanatory note, the need to adopt the bill is associated with a shortage of qualified personnel. In particular, according to the Ministry of Labor, by 2030 the Russian economy will need 73.6 million workers. At the same time, some industries, including the military-industrial complex, are already reporting an acute shortage of qualified personnel.
As of 08:00 Moscow time, the bill had not been submitted to the State Duma, as follows from the Duma electronic database. The authors of the bill were deputies of the LDPR faction, including LDPR leader Leonid Slutsky, State Duma Vice Speaker Boris Chernyshov, first deputy head of the Committee on Construction and Housing and Communal Services Vladimir Koshelev, head of the Labor Committee Yaroslav Nilov and others.
In the summer of 2023, Russia passed a law raising the maximum conscription age from 27 to 30 years. The new rules will come into force on January 1, 2024. The lower limit will remain at 18 years of age.