Government Commission on legislative activities endorsed the proposal by the labor Ministry to delay by three years the introduction of the faster growth of fixed portion of pensions to rural residents.
We are talking about the rule of law on insurance pensions providing for the annual increase in fixed portion of old age benefits and disability for rural pensioners with more seniority 25%, according to RBC.
This provision was to come into force from 1 January of the current year, but it was suspended because of the crisis. At the same time the size of fixed payments to insurance pensions in General were not indexed for inflation 2015 (12,9%), and only 4%. The payout amounted to 4559 rubles.
If the law on the accelerated increase in payments to rural pensioners began to act in time, the fixed fee for them would have amounted to almost 5.7 million rubles this year, and by 2020 would have increased by 2.5 times to 11 thousand roubles without taking into account annual indexation for inflation.
The press service of the Ministry of labor confirmed the training initiative. Against the initiative were the Ministry of agriculture, Institute of legislation under the government and the chamber. In particular, they pointed to the fact that the freezing of the law on the accelerated growth of pensions for rural residents affects the most vulnerable categories of the population. The differences, according to the Agency, were handled by Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets.
However, as has informed the edition a source from among Federal officials, the budget savings from the freeze of the law may fail, as many of the villagers, which will affect the bill of the Ministry of labor, pensions still do not reach the subsistence minimum of a pensioner and the government will pay them.