Amendment proposal to raise the retirement age of officials pass the second reading

The state Duma adopted in the second reading a bill that increases the retirement age for civil servants. This was reported on the website of the lower house of Parliament.

It was originally planned that the retirement age for all government officials will be increased to 65 years, however, for the second reading this norm has been changed. The retirement age for men working in the agencies, as planned, will be increased to 65, but women — before the age of 63, it follows from the text of the bill. The document establishes a transition period to increase the age of eligibility for the granting and payment of pension insurance, every year for six months.

The document provides for the increase from 15 to 20 years minimum experience of the state civil service, which gives the right to pension for years of service and defines its size. In addition, the bill proposes to increase from 60 to 65 years the age limit of stay on civil service.

If the bill is passed in the first reading, it will enter into force on 1 January 2017.

Third reading of the document is scheduled for may 11, notes “Interfax”. In the first reading it was adopted on 18 December last year.

Now the retirement age in Russia is 60 for men and 55 years for women.