The Saratov Ministry of labor explained the method of calculating the subsistence minimum

© RIA Novosti / Ramil to Setdiscoverable in fotobanka with canned fish in the supermarket. Archival photoThe Saratov Ministry of labor explained the method of calculating the subsistence minimum© RIA Novosti / Ramil to Setdiscoverable the image Bank

The Ministry of labour, employment and migration of the Saratov region, commented on the scandal with ex-Minister Natalia Sokolova, noting that the recruitment of the food basket to calculate the subsistence minimum are defined at the Federal level, and the size of the subsistence minimum is calculated in the region based on local prices, while both values are technical and are used for calculations of social benefits.

Earlier in the Youtube video appeared, depicting the dispute of the Minister of labour, employment and migration of the Saratov region Natalia Sokolova and the Deputy of regional Duma from the Communist party Nikolai Bondarenko in the building of the regional Parliament about what amount will be sufficient for life during the month. The official expressed the opinion that 3.5 thousand rubles will be enough «for minimum physiological needs.» Later in the press service of the Governor of the region RIA Novosti reported that Sokolov dismissed after remarks on the subsistence level, and its responsibilities will be fulfilled by the first Deputy Minister Natalia Zhukovskaya.

«A living wage, as the cost of the food basket, are technical variables, which are used to calculate the social benefits, there are indicators to measures of additional support of needy citizens», — said RIA Novosti representative of the regional Ministry.

She noted that a set of products, goods and services to calculate the subsistence minimum are defined at the Federal level and its magnitude by one for all regions methodology «is calculated in the region taking into account the local prices prevailing in the food and non-food goods and services as required».

«The living wage includes the cost of set of food and other necessary expenses. The set of food products included in food baskets, justified by Institute of nutrition of Russia and provides the energy value of food», — said the representative of the Ministry.

According to her, in the Saratov region the composition of the consumer basket defined by «maximum allowed size». «The living wage of the pensioner in region, to establish a certain social payments in the region for 2018 is 7, 99 thousand rubles. Pensioners who have the material support below this value are assigned to a social surcharge to pension to the approved value of 7.99 million rubles. In the project in 2019 this amount will increase in the region to 8,278 thousand rubles», — she explained.

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