Government to spend more on motivation for officials
Over 630 billion rubles ($9.000.000) will be allocated for this between 2019 and 2021.
The authorities are going to sharply increase the treasury's expenditures on the "financial motivation" of officials between 2019 and 2021, RBC wrote with reference to the draft federal budget for the period.
The document makes provision for 138.600.000.000 rubles ($2.000.000.000) in 2019 and 208.900.000.000 rubles ($3.100.000.000) in 2020 for this purpose, which is $578.800.000 and $1.600.000.000 more than the current law on the budget allows. In 2021, the financial motivation of civil servants would cost even more, 284.400.000.000 rubles ($4.200.000.000).
Moreover, 375.000.000 rubles ($5.600.000) will be spent in 2019 on stimulation of the federal civil servants implementing national and federal projects. The 493.000.000.000 rubles ($7.300.000.000) budgeted for 2020 and 2021 are to be used for a "gradual increase of the guaranteed share of the financial allowance, material incentives, as well as pensions for state civil servants," follows from the draft budget.
The legislation will be changed in order not to violate the current law on the budget. Earlier, President Putin ordered to work on the image of the civil service. To carry out the order, the Ministry of Labor jointly with the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Economic Development is to prepare amendments to improve the material incentives for officials and increase the guaranteed share of their monetary maintenance in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Under the law "On the State Civil Service of the Russian Federation", the monetary maintenance of a civil servant is made of the salaries, which include official salaries and those given for the class, as well as monthly and other additional payments. Payments proportionate to the officials’ performance will be added, too.
According to the latest data of Rosstat, the average salary of a civil servant in federal bodies was 118.800 rubles ($1.800) per month in 2017, but the data only concerns the central offices of ministries and departments (that is, without taking into account regional bodies).
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