Russia increases prosecutors' wages by 20%
Earlier, Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika asked Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to double the salaries of prosecutors to bring them to the level of representatives of the judiciary.
Russia will increase the salary of employees of the supervisory authority by 20%, Mash Telegram channel informs. The wages of the employees of the Military Prosecutor’s Office will remain the same.
Officially, this information has not yet been confirmed, but according to Mash, the salary increase for prosecutors followed the letter of Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev asking for a prosecutors' salary increase.
According to the head of the supervisory authority, prosecutors, like federal judges, protect the constitutional order and the rights of citizens, the salaries of judges and prosecutors should be equal.
As an argument, Yuri Chaika cited the experience of developed countries, where "the constitutional and legal status of prosecutors, their level of social protection, including funding, correspond to the judges."
According to Izvestia, the equalization of judicial and prosecutorial salaries means a twofold increase in the salaries of prosecutors’ employees - an average of 80.000 to 170.000 rubles. And this would lead to an additional burden on the budget in the amount of 4 billion rubles, and the total salary costs for 50 thousand employees would be 8.16 billion rubles.
At the same time, the Attorney General warned against symmetrical increase in salaries to the staff of the Investigative Committee. According to Chaika, the Prosecutor's Office oversees the ICR, so it must have a higher status than the supervised law enforcement officers, which have to be confirmed by the level of wages.