The state Duma Committee supported the project on people close to retirement age

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The state Duma Committee on state construction and legislation at Tuesday’s meeting recommended the lower chamber of Parliament to approve in the second reading the presidential draft law criminalizing the denial of employment of citizens approaching retirement age.

As stated at the meeting, the member of the Committee, Otari Arshba, for the second reading the project received three amendments. Their author was made by the Deputy of the state Duma Elena Panin, the amendments rejected.

Russian President Vladimir Putin in early September, introduced the state Duma a draft law according to which the denial of employment or unjustified dismissal of persons close to retirement age subject to a fine up to 200 thousand rubles or compulsory work up to 360 hours. Appropriate changes are proposed to the criminal code of the Russian Federation.

Under pensionable age refers to the age period up to five years preceding the appointment of the person insured old-age pension in accordance with pension legislation of the Russian Federation, reported in the text of the document.

In the explanatory note to the document notes that the bill is directed on achievement of target indicators of long-term development Strategy of the Russian pension system, including the balancing and long-term financial sustainability of the pension system.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on 29 August made a half-hour address to the Russians, which stated that the main objective of the pension changes — the stability and sustainability of the pension system. According to him, to postpone change any longer, it’s irresponsible, and hesitation in this matter may endanger the stability and security of the Russian Federation. The President stressed that the decision on pensions is a difficult, but necessary, urged 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 in Russia must be 60 years instead of the government 63, 65 for men. Other plans include a large mother should have the right of early retirement, the terms of pensions for the indigenous peoples of the North should be retained, unemployment benefits for those approaching retirement age is increased, and for the dismissal before retirement, you need to enter administrative and even criminal liability. Proposals to change the pension system was designed as amendments to the law submitted by the President for consideration in the state Duma on 6 September, the same day the «United Russia» also brought in GD the first set of amendments.

Now the standard age of retirement in Russia is 60 and 55 years for men and women respectively prescribed by law the retirement age established in the 1930-ies. The question of raising the retirement age has been discussed for quite some time. The need for this is caused by growing life expectancy and the inability to provide a decent pension in circumstances when the number of employees in the country decreases, while the number of pensioners, by contrast, is growing. Today, in most countries the retirement age is 60-65 years.

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