Putin instructed the government to introduce a bill to raise the minimum wage

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in photobacteria at the plenary session of the State Duma of the Russian Federation. Archival photoPutin instructed the government to introduce a bill to raise the minimum wage© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the Russian government on 10 October submitted to the state Duma a bill to raise the minimum wage (SMIC) in two stages, the document published on the Kremlin website.

Putin approved a list of instructions following meeting with government members held on 11 September 2017.

«To raise the minimum wage to the subsistence minimum of working population in two stages: from January 1, 2018 – up to 85% and from 1 January 2019 up to 100% and to submit a bill to the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation together with the draft Federal law «On the Federal budget for 2018 and the planning period of 2019 and 2020″. The deadline is October 10, 2017,» the document reads.

Earlier, the government approved a bill to raise the minimum wage to a living wage and instructed to submit it to the state Duma. On the website of the Cabinet of Ministers noted that the adoption of the bill will allow to increase by 2019 the minimum wage to the subsistence minimum working age population in the whole of Russia and will promote wage increases of about 4.5 million workers, including 1.6 million public sector employees.

In addition, until October 30, according to the instructions of the President, the Cabinet of Ministers should ensure the promulgation and implementation of the plan of measures on improvement of the legislation and functioning of state information system of housing and communal services, paying particular attention to the usefulness of defining the persons responsible for the duties of the customer and the operator of such system; identify the sources and procedure of financing the operation of the system; clarification of terms and of the mandatory information to be included in the system, and implementation with account of the decisions of the pilot projects; the need to ensure the protection of personal data.

Putin also ordered to oblige Federal Executive bodies, being owners of premises in apartment houses, to pay contributions for capital repair of common property in such houses.

Responsible for execution of assigned Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.