The Federation Council refused to equate the salary of senators to the national average
MOSCOW, 19 Jul — RIA Novosti. Profile Committee of the Federation Council according to the regulations, rejected the concept introduced in the state Duma a bill providing for the equalization of the salaries of deputies and senators to the average wage in the country.
The leader “Fair Russia” Sergey Mironov and the Deputy from the faction Oleg Nilov introduced in April this year in the state Duma a bill which proposes to equate the salaries of senators and deputies to the national average — 35 thousand rubles.
Now the salary of the Russian Parliament equivalent to the salary of the Federal Minister, their average monthly income is about 450 thousand rubles a month.
“The Federation Council Committee on rules does not support the concept of the draft Federal law”, — said in the conclusion of Committee of the Federation Council.
As noted at the meeting of the Committee, Senator Sergei Factory, the bill should be rejected, as the increased material security of the parliamentarians are due to the “nature of their legislative activities, as well as its complexity and intensity”.
“In addition, the legal position of the constitutional court is that the professional nature of parliamentary activities is a characteristic of modern Parliament, and Federal legislation imposes restrictions on the conduct of a Deputy of other activities”, — said the Senator.