Khakassia governor gives bonus to subordinate amounting to 500% of her salary

Khakassia governor gives bonus to subordinate amounting to 500% of her salary
Yulia Ismagilova

According to documents the press obtained, the funds were allocated “by saving on the wage fund”.

Valentin Konovalov, the head of Khakassia elected last November, issued an order on December 26, giving his deputy a bonus amounting to 300% of her monthly salary, reports the Agency for Informational Communications. Yulia Ismagilova, the head of the republic’s permanent mission in Moscow, got the bonus “for successful fulfillment of individual tasks”. With another decree of December 14, Konovalov gave Ismagilova another bonus that was 200% of her salary. The agency believes the amount was 250.000 to 400.000 rubles ($5.700). According to documents the press obtained, the funds were allocated “by saving on the wage fund”.

Other officials also got bonuses: deputy governors Andrei Asochakov and Bogdan Pavlenko, the republic’s financial minister Irina Voinova, labor minister Irina Akhmetova and 10 other regional department heads. Most of them had been in their office for two to six weeks, the agency notes.

The press service of the government said that the media claims are fake news, reports RIA Novosti. A representative of the authorities said that the amount of payments has decreased compared with previous years.

The press service said that the salary of Yulia Ismagilova is 24,747.3 rubles ($355). The deputy governor does not live in Khakassia, and, unlike other government officials, does not have regional increments, so her salary is made the same level as that of her colleagues by bonuses. The press service stressed that Ismagilova would have to provide information about her income at the end of the year.

A Khakassia minister is paid 21,998 rubles, with the rest coming from increments and bonuses, the press service added. The government representative also noted that the information on all payments is open to the public.

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