Profile Committee of the state Duma supported the changes in pension legislation
MOSCOW, 17 Jul — RIA Novosti. The profile state Duma Committee on labour and social policy at the meeting on Tuesday supported the government bill on changes in pension legislation.
On Tuesday, the bill also reviewed the committees as co-executors. The state Duma Committee on health protection and Committee on regional policy and problems of North and Far East also supported the document.
Newsthe state Duma Committee supported the change to pension legislation
However, the Committee, in the draft opinion on the draft law proposes to develop a comprehensive program of measures to promote employment and protection of labor rights of citizens approaching retirement age, and to prevent the increase in youth unemployment. In addition, the Committee considers it necessary to take measures to ensure the payment of unemployment benefits at a level not below the subsistence minimum of the working population, and to consider the introduction of insurance principles of social protection of workers against unemployment.
In addition, according to the document, the parliamentarians consider it necessary to legislate the order of growth of pension insurance at a rate exceeding inflation, but also to preserve the capacity to work to develop a system of medical prevention and improving the quality of care.
It is necessary to offer some kind of program to protect the rights of citizens approaching retirement age. Need to develop measures to prevent youth unemployment.Jaroslav Nilola profile of the Duma Committee on labor, social policy and veterans Affairs
In addition, he drew attention to the need to develop a mechanism for the appointment of disability pensions to prevent possible problems in this area.
As reported earlier Tuesday, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in the first reading the bill on amendments to pension legislation, the state Duma will consider at plenary session on July 19.
Earlier, Medvedev said that the government proposes to raise the age of retirement to 65 years for men and 63 years for women. The process will be phased and will start in 2019. The government has submitted relevant bills to the state Duma after consideration at a meeting of the Russian tripartite Commission (RTC) for regulating social-labour relations. The regions of the Russian Federation until July 17 to discuss draft amendment to pension legislation. First Vice-speaker of the lower chamber Alexander Zhukov said earlier that the bill will pass in the autumn in the state Duma in second and third, final, reading.
The bill of the Cabinet noted that this initiative will create the conditions for annual indexation of pensions above the rate of inflation in balance and long-term financial sustainability of the pension system of the Russian Federation as a whole.
Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov on the meeting of the tripartite Commission stated that the changes in pension legislation and taxation should provide a new quality of economic growth and enhance the quality of life of citizens. According to him, the pension bill aims to increase the real pension in the country. All funds received through its implementation, will go to social sector, special emphasis will be placed on health. The Ministry of Finance, according to Siluanov, in 2018 will prepare for submission to the state Duma the project about the voluntary pension savings and develop a system of insurance in which the government will guarantee the safety of pension capital, and the possibility of early payments in case of unforeseen circumstances. He also said that the government plans to increase the size of unemployment benefits for citizens who will be unemployed shortly before retirement.
According to the head of Sberbank German Gref, the proposed changes will contribute to pensions to a decent level. According to the head of the accounts chamber of the Russian Federation Alexey Kudrin, the increase in the retirement age would yield savings to the budget of the Russian Federation in 2024 1 trillion rubles a year, a significant portion of these funds, the authorities will direct on increase of pensions. The President of the Association of private pension funds Sergei Belyakov said that the decision to raise the retirement age overdue, this is required fundamentally changing demographic trends and age structure of the population in the Russian Federation.
According to Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova, Russia produced a set of measures aimed to dismissed people close to retirement age “was not abandoned.” In addition, the Institute will deploy active employment programmes, by which is meant the re-training and re-training and increased their funding. Golikova also has informed that the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation refining the concept of individual pension capital, which is intended to modernize the system of formation of the cumulative part of the pension, the process is scheduled to be completed by fall.