As reported by Reuters, citing a source in the Russian government, the Ministry of Finance proposed to freeze the increase of salaries for public servants for the next three years. We are talking about those employees that do not relate to the may decrees of President Vladimir Putin, that is a separate target categories (doctors, teachers, medical personnel, workers of science and culture).
An Agency source indicated that although the proposal relates to the period up to 2019, however, did not rule out that next year it can be revised.
The question about the possible freezing of wages in may were discussed after the appearance of the project macroeconomic forecast of the Ministry of economic development. In it as one of the measures of the recession was called the limitation of wage growth.
Commenting on such reports, the speaker of the State Duma Sergei Naryshkin said that allows the limitation of salaries in the sphere of state and municipal services. However, he expressed the opinion that other members would oppose such a measure.
Previously, the newspaper “Vedomosti” reported on the Finance Ministry’s proposal to reduce defense spending in the next three years by 6%. One of interlocutors of the edition told that 1% of the proposed savings will reallocate to priority programmes and projects. Employee of the Ministry of defense said that the Ministry of Finance proposes to reduce all expenses under article “national defence”, which in 2016 it is planned to spend 3,157 trillion If the reduction is 6% in nominal terms still occur, it will save about 190 billion rubles in 2017, the newspaper notes.