Regions will get 80 billion rubles to increase salaries of state employees in 2018

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To increase salaries of some categories of state employees in 2018 will be allocated 80 billion rubles, said Minister of labor and social protection of Russia Maxim Topilin at a meeting of the Federation Council Committee on social policy.

Earlier, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said that regions are allocated in addition to standards support 100 billion rubles for the implementation of tasks on wages.

«The funds provided for in the Federal budget for these purposes (implementation of may decrees of the President) the following year in full, I mean of these categories of workers, for higher wages. Next year this support will be 80 billion rubles,» — said Topilin in his speech, focused on improvement of the legislation of the Russian Federation in the sphere of social policy during the autumn session of 2017.

He noted that in 2017 the increase in wages in the regions have been allocated about 40 billion rubles.

«May decrees» — wide program for the development of social guarantees, which Mr Putin outlined in 2012, immediately after the inauguration of the President, fulfilling his campaign promises. In particular, they plan to increase wages of doctors and teachers.