MOSCOW, December 18. The state Duma adopted in the first reading a bill to raise to 65 years the retirement age for officials.
The bill introduced by the government. Counting the authors, in the case of adoption of law is an approximate reduction of expenses of the budget of the Pension Fund of Russia in 2016 will amount to 622 071 840 rubles. Now the retirement age for women in Russia is 55 years, for men 60.
The meaning of the bill
Raising the retirement age of officials supported by the state Duma
The initiative amends the Federal laws “regarding a gradual increase to 65 years the retirement age of eligibility for the granting and payment of insurance old-age pension” “persons, replaces Steve posts of the state civil service of the Russian Federation, municipal service positions and who replaces Steve state posts of the Russian Federation, state positions of subjects of the Russian Federation and municipal servants”, says the expert judgment of the government apparatus.
The initiative also assumes “a gradual increase of the minimum length of service of the state civil service, giving the right to pension for years of service and determination of its size, with 15 to 20 years.” In addition, it is planned to increase from 60 to 65 years the age limit of stay on civil service.
The government also proposes to increase the minimum duration of execution of powers of the Deputy of the state Duma and member of the Federation Council to be eligible for the Supplement to insurance old-age pension in the amount 55% from one year to five years, and to extend the exercise of the powers necessary to obtain payment at a higher rate, at 75%, with “over 3 years” to “over 10 years”.
Criticism of non-parliamentary parties
The Ministry of labour: raising the retirement age of officials is not contrary to the Constitution
Isaev: the state Duma will consider the comments of the opponents of raising the retirement age for officials
Emelyanov: raising the retirement age officials will open a “Pandora’s box”
In today’s consideration of the bill attended the non-parliamentary parties. Their representatives sharply criticized the bill, suggesting that the increase in the retirement age for officials will open the way to improving it for all other citizens. Bureau member of the party “Yabloko” Anatoly Golov has declared that this law violates the Russian Constitution, as it discriminates against citizens on the nature of the work.
With Golovin solidarity were representatives of almost all the invitees to the meeting of non-parliamentary parties. Member of the Central political Council “Patriots of Russia” Alexander Glotov said that the savings from raising the retirement age for officials will be “negligible” and “significant upheaval”. He also warned the staff stagnation that would result from reform.
In turn, the leader of the “Communists of Russia” Maxim suraykin expressed confidence that raising the retirement age for officials is only the first step to raising the retirement age for all citizens.
The bill will be revised
The state Duma will discuss with the non-parliamentary parties raising the retirement age of officials
However, speaking from the faction United Russia Duma Deputy, member of the Committee on labor Andrei Isayev assured that the party remains opposed to increase in the medium term, the retirement age for the majority of citizens.
According to him, for the second reading to be put into the bill a change that takes “the date of entry of this law from 1 July 2016 (as originally proposed) 1 January 2017 in order to prepare the necessary regulatory framework”. “Secondly, you need to take into account comments and concerns from colleagues from the parliamentary opposition and non-parliamentary parties. We must work so that all those fears were definitely eliminated,” he said.
“We will support the proposal for the postponement of the entry into force of the act on 1 January 2017, the transition period was longer,” – said in turn, the speakers report on the bill the Deputy Minister of labour Andrey Pudov.
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