The Federation Council approved the law on raising the retirement age for officials

Senators approved the law on raising the retirement age for civil servants, municipal servants, and also for those who occupy the government positions, including in the regions, and municipal employees, Interfax reported.

A week ago the law has passed third and final reading in the state Duma. In the case that it will be signed by the President, the provision will take effect from 1 January 2017.

According to the law, for all the above categories of citizens of the age of retirement will increase annually by six months. For men to 65 and for women to 63 years.

Now as a General rule the retirement age for men begins at age 60 and for women 55 years.

In addition, the law provides for an increase from 15 to 20 years minimum length of service of the civil service, which gives the right to pension for years of service and determine its size. The document also increases from 60 to 65 years the age limit of stay on civil service.

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