The information that the salary of Federal officials could increase on average by 38% from January 2019, not true, said the Department of press service and information of the government on Tuesday.
“We refute this information,” — said the employee of the Department.
The Ministry of Finance reported that they did not know about the increase in salaries of officials. “No such information”, — said the chief specialist-the expert of Department on public relations and mass media of the Ministry Elena Zakharenko.
Earlier Tuesday, the TV channel RT, citing the Department of press service and information of the government announced that from January 2019 salary of Federal officials may increase in average by 38% due to the guaranteed rate (salary). As a broadcast TV channel, the press service said that the adoption in the fourth quarter of 2018 of measures to increase the salaries of officials stipulated by paragraph 13 of the action plan for the implementation of the main directions of development of civil service in 2016-2018. “The entry into force of these normative legal acts is expected from 1 January 2019,” — quoted by RT of his companion.
In August 2016, President Vladimir Putin signed a decree “On Main directions of development of the state civil service of the Russian Federation in 2016-2018,” which, in particular, is aimed at raising the prestige of civil service.
“For this purpose until 2019 you must complete the actions for improvement of system of material stimulation of civil servants, as well as the structure of their salaries”, — the document says.
The action plan for the implementation of the “pillars”, the government approved in September. In the 13th paragraph of the document States that by the fourth quarter of 2018 must be completed “on perfection of system of material stimulation of civil servants and the structure of salaries for civil servants, including to increase the guaranteed part of their salaries and share of the payments due to the efficiency of their professional activity”. Specific figures in the document are given.
The last time the salaries of officials were being indexed in 2014. In 2015 and 2016, this did not happen due to lack of funds in the budget. As mentioned earlier , the draft budget for the next three years which, on 30 October, arrived in the state Duma, does not provide increase of salaries of civil servants.
In October, the Ministry of Finance called for the abolition introduced in the fat years mandatory annual indexation of salaries of civil servants on the rate of inflation. According to the Finance Department, the growth of payments to officials should depend on the possibilities of the budget.