MOSCOW, Feb 9 – RIA Novosti. The Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security on Tuesday supported the law on the indefinite extension of the right of orphans and disabled children injured in military service to budget places in universities within a quota and recommended senators to approve it at a meeting on February 10.
According to the current legislation, orphans, children with disabilities, invalids of I and II groups, invalids from childhood, as well as citizens who have acquired a disability after being injured in military service, have the right to out-of-competition enrollment in universities. For such citizens, a quota of 10% of the total number of budget places is allocated; in order to enroll, they need to gain a minimum number of points in the entrance exams in each subject. This benefit expired on January 1, 2021.
The law gives an indefinite character to this benefit for orphans and children left without parental care, as well as war veterans.
It also provides for an indefinite extension of the special right of orphans upon admission to undergraduate and specialist programs within the established quota, subject to the successful completion of the entrance examinations.
As Senator Margarita Pavlova emphasized at the committee meeting, the opportunity to receive higher education for military personnel who served in hot spots for budgetary funds testifies to the responsible position of the state and its partial attitude to the merits of people who defended their homeland.
“All the more it is necessary to support those young people who have lost their health during the service. I believe that such legislative initiatives demonstrate the state policy of protecting the prospects of children who served for the good of their homeland,” she said.