In Iran, put on trial, 397 managers of state-controlled banks due to their excessively high salaries, reports RIA “Novosti”.
The investigation revealed that some managers of state banks make about 622 million Iranian rials ($20 thousand) per month, while the average salary of a civil servant in the Islamic Republic is in terms of $ 400.
In this regard, Iranian Parliament speaker Ali Larijani said the need for fundamental reforms to prevent individuals to enrich themselves at the expense of the public sector.
He also said that the Iranian Treasury had already returned about 50 billion rials, which was spent on the enormous salaries of officials.
AFP reminds that the scandal regarding the salaries of officials in Iran began in may 2016, when appeared in the press exposing article. Then according to the published data, the head of one of the state banks of Iran received 60 thousand dollars a month – however, together with bonuses. As a result of the scandal authorities fired several heads of state companies, and the resignation of all heads of state investment Fund.
The government has set the upper limit of salaries in the public sector at the level of 189 million rials, and for the officers that perform the political functions, the border was set at 100 million rials.