The government is discussing the replacement of an additional year of indexation of pensions paid. This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets, reports “RIA Novosti”.
“This is being discussed. But we agreed that the question about the summer of indexation will return to it at the end of the first half. We need to understand the source and to what extent it can be done. Of course, we will offer the full amount of indexation”, — said the Golodets.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Minister of labour Maxim Topilin said that the government is not discussing lump sum payment instead of pension indexation.
Last autumn, the government took the decision to index pensions only 4% from 2016. Golodets said that the reserve of frozen pension savings in the amount of 342 billion rubles. can be used for additional indexation of pensions. She promised that the decision on doindeksatsii will be made on 1 July.
In February Topilin said that doindeksatsii pensions included in the government bailout plan for 2016. “This event provided for in the plan. And we will have in June this year to submit a report to the government, at the end of the right half of the year we will be offering. Any sizes and timing [index] is not defined”, — said the Minister (quoted by TASS).