MOSCOW, April 28. /TASS/. First Deputy head of the faction “United Russia” in legislative activities, Andrey Isayev, said that the initiative of the head of fraction “Fair Russia” Sergei Mironov on equating incomes of deputies and senators to the average for the country should be thoroughly discussed, but proposed to amend its regulations on the deprivation of the faction leaders that they are entitled to privileges.
On Saturday, Mironov with fellow faction Oleh Nilavum submitted to the consideration of the lower house of the Parliament a bill which proposes to equate the salaries of deputies of the state Duma and members of Federation Council to the national average.
As noted Isaev, “the proposal Mironov as the leader of the faction must be carefully and thoroughly discussed”. “But the bill in this case is to register the failure of the leaders of the factions from their privileges”, – Isayev said on Saturday, TASS reported.
He suggested that if the income of MP equal to the average across Russia the salary, then it would be fair to the faction leaders was equal to the average MP.
The authors of the bill remind that at present, senators and deputies receive monthly cash rewards and cash rewards in the amount established for a Federal Minister. According to the explanatory Memorandum to the bill, in 2016, the monthly salary of state Duma deputies have reached the level that several times exceeds the average level of wages in Russia.
The bill proposes “to secure that the remuneration for the members of the Federation Council and state Duma deputies is set at the average wage in Russia, which is 2016, amounted to 35 thousand rubles.” In addition, legislators propose “to cancel a number of benefits for medical, therapeutic, household and pensions, which today are parliamentarians, but keep the monthly surcharge to pension to those to whom it is assigned before the law comes into force.”