Putin in the Duma introduced amendments to the pension bill

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In the state Duma amendments to the bill to improve the pension system, said the Secretary General Council of «United Russia» Andrey Turchak at a press briefing at the party.

«As you know, Mr Putin supported the initiative of «United Russia», and also made their extremely important for our citizens offer. Today, the presidential amendments officially arrived in the state Duma», — said Turchak.

He added that the party will ensure the adoption of presidential amendments in the consideration of the bill in the second reading.

United Russia also introduced to the lower house amendments providing for voluntary renunciation of deputies and senators pension benefits. «Once again I want to emphasize is the right and fair step», — said Turchak.

Message from the President

Previously, Putin made a half-hour address to the Russians, which stated that the main objective of the pension changes — the sustainability of the pension system. According to him, to postpone change any longer, it’s irresponsible, and hesitation in this matter may jeopardize the stability and security of Russia. The President stressed that the decision on pensions is a difficult but essential, and called on the Russians to be sensitive to future innovations.


Meanwhile, Putin proposed a number of measures that will allow mitigate their decisions. In particular, according to him, the age of retirement for women should be 60 years instead of the previously proposed 63. Also mothers must obtain the right to early retirement, and the conditions of pensions for the indigenous peoples of the North should be saved. In addition, unemployment benefits for those approaching retirement age needed to be raised and for dismissal before retirement, you need to enter administrative and even criminal liability.

Now the standard age of retirement is 60 for men and 55 for women, he has installed dozens of years ago. The issue of changes in pension legislation debated for a long time. The necessity of amendments is caused by growing life expectancy and the inability to provide a decent pension in circumstances when the number of employed in the country is decreasing and the number of pensioners, by contrast, is growing. Today in most countries of the world the retirement age is 60-65 years.


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