In addition, the Vice-speaker of the state Duma from “Fair Russia” Nikolay Levichev has suggested to follow the example of the Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov and sit on the bike.
MOSCOW, 9 Oct. The deficit of the Pension Fund of Russia (PFR) needs to be filled not by abolishing the indexation of pensions to working pensioners, and by reducing government spending, for example, the refusal of the officials and deputies from the office of transport in favor of motorcycles or bicycles, says Vice-speaker of the state Duma from “Fair Russia” Nikolay Levichev.
On Wednesday, the government Commission on budget projections decided that pensions in the Russian Federation from 1 February 2016 will be indexed by 4% for all, except for working pensioners. About this informed the head of the Pension Fund of Russia Anton Drozdov after the Commission meeting. He also said that until October 1, is scheduled the second stage of indexation of pensions. The value of the index has not been determined.
Levichev believes that it is impossible to solve budget problems by “different cancellation and curtailment”. In his view, there are additional sources to replenish the Treasury, for example, streamlining customs procedures or decrease in the cost of state-owned companies.
“The most important source of savings in government spending. If belt-tightening for everybody. Offer colleagues… as an example to abandon the use of corporate vehicles and money to transfer to the Pension Fund. This step many of our reformers of the pension system is quite affordable. You can take a motorcycle for example the Minister of Finance (Anton) Siluanov, or even on a Bicycle, fortunately, city hall has marked bike paths everywhere,” — said Levichev told reporters.