Government office denies the increase of salaries of civil servants by 38%

MOSCOW, Nov 8 RIA Novosti. Government office denies the increase of salaries of civil servants by 38% in 2019, the press service of the Cabinet.

“The figure of 38% was a scheduled, theoretical. Due to the current economic situation, this figure even given the fact that it goes on past the end, in 2019, is likely not to be achieved”, said the press service of the Cabinet.

The press service noted that the planned increase of the salary on the average on 38% is not an increase, but an increase cumulatively from 2012 to 2018. They explained that the change in the wage structure of civil servants from 1 January 2019 envisaged the Main directions of development of the state civil service of the Russian Federation in 2016-2018.

“From 2012 to 2014, wages of public servants have really grown. In 2015 they are actually frozen. Moreover according to decrees of the President of the Russian Federation in 2014 and 2015 salaries of the Federal authorities reduced by 10 percent, and in the presidential Administration and the Government of the Russian Federation by 10 percent and also reduced salary”, noted in press service.

“In the budgets of 2015, 2016, and now in the draft budget for 2017-2019 abolished the rule of indexation of wages of civil servants on inflation. Increase salaries of civil servants in the draft three-year budget is also not provided,” said the press service.