On Friday, November 11, the state Duma adopted in the third final reading of a bill for a lump sum payment to pensioners 5 thousand RUB from January 2017, reports “RIA Novosti”. The payment will receive all categories of pensioners including military pensioners.
About the decision to replace the second indexation of pensions in 2016, lump-sum payment in the amount of 5 thousand rubles. in January of 2017, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at a meeting on August 23. Medvedev said then that the payment will require more than 200 billion rubles He also said that the February indexation of pensions in 2017 will be fully implemented at the level of inflation, it will take more than 270 billion rubles.
In 2015, the government suspended the application norms of the law providing for the indexation of pensions to inflation for the previous year. As a result, in February 2016, pensions were increased by 12.9% and only 4%. Later, the head of government called a lower indexation of pensions “temporary measure” and promised to revert to the former procedure in the next year. Later, however, Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets reported that the government is discussing the possibility of replacing additional indexation of pensions to lump-sum payment, although a priority is considered “full indexing”.
On 8 November, President Vladimir Putin demanded that the payment was granted to military pensioners, which are not under the bill. “I understand that the logic of the authors of this bill: 24 million — about the average pension for military pensioners, thousand 13 — in the civilian sector. Nevertheless, we are told that this measure will apply to all categories. We cherish the fact that we’re talking about, and people know that we strive to accomplish the maximum that promise,” explained the President.
Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Olga Golodets said that the implementation of these payments will need an additional 5 billion rubles. “We expect that it will be about 1 million people. And additionally hence require about 5 billion rubles. the Amendment will be introduced tomorrow. It is, it is reserve funds”, — said the Golodets.