Date: 6 months ago   Category: Economy

Volodin called the target level of pensions in Russia — Rambler News Service


The speaker of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin has said that as it stands the pension system can exist within several years, however she won't provide growth of pensions and their conclusion to an average value in 20-25 thousand rubles, the press service of the State Duma reports. "There will be a situation when the Pension fund doesn't solve a problem of growth of pensions and their conclusion to an average value of 20-25 thousand rubles, and the federal budget won't be able to provide the solution of breakthrough tasks in one of spheres — education, health care, the social sphere, infrastructure" — Volodin has told following the results of a working meeting on preparation of parliamentary hearings about pension changes. He has noted that it is necessary to find the solution which will provide growth of pensions above the rate of inflation and their size at the level of not less than 40% of the salary. Volodin has added that for achievement of these purposes it is required to create steady and effective pension system, as is the purpose of carrying out parliamentary public hearings. "Obviously, if we aren't engaged in the solution of questions of improvement of pension system, in the long term we are waited by big problems in this sphere … The next several years pension system can exist as it stands, but growth of pensions for which our citizens wait, it won't provide" — Volodin has added. According to him, "hole" in the pension fund will increase over time — if now at the expense of the federal budget in the Pension fund it is transferred 3,336 trillion rubles for closing of its deficiency, then in the near future to be necessary to list almost twice more. On July 19 the State Duma has adopted the bill of raising the retirement age offered by the government in the first reading. The document assumes raising the retirement age up to 65 years for men and up to 63 years for women, according to the document, is planned to increase retirement age step by step, increasing annually for one year during the period from 2019 to 2034.

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