The government submitted to the state Duma a bill to raise the retirement age for officials

MOSCOW, October 31. The government introduced a bill on the gradual increase of the retirement age for officials younger than 65 years. The document is available in the electronic database of the lower house of Parliament.

The initiative was reviewed and approved by the October 20 meeting of the government Commission on legislative activities. It provides for amending 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 – 75 %, with “over 3 years” to “over 10 years”.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at a Cabinet meeting on Thursday, stressed that the proposal to raise the retirement age applies only to officials. “The bill is related to a specific part of the working citizens of our country and, naturally, it should provide a transition period to allow people to prepare and with a full consciousness of the case to take a decision”, – said the Prime Minister at the government meeting. “For the vast majority of other people, of course, the age of retirement remains within the existing at present legislation,” he added.

In case of acceptance the law will come into force from 1 July 2016, although the originally planned date of 1 January.

Counting the authors, approximate the cost reductions of the budget of the Pension Fund of Russia for 2016, in the case of adoption of law, will amount to 622 million 71 thousand 840 roubles. Now the retirement age for women in Russia is 55 years, for men 60.

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