Topilin called the “main beneficiaries” of the pension reform
Saved by raising the retirement age 3 trillion rubles over the next six years will be used to raise pensions to pensioners, said the Minister of labour and social protection Maxim Topilin at the parliamentary hearings in the state Duma.
“That pensioners should be the main beneficiaries of the changes,” — said Topilin. From 2016, the indexation of pensions is made only for pensioners.
Topilin stressed that the key objective of increasing retirement age is the acceleration of indexation of pensions. According to government plans, by 2019. pensions must be increased by 1000 RUB (to the indexation rate of 7%) and 2024 to reach 20, 000. This indexation will be fixed by amendments to the second reading of the government bill, the Minister promised.
The head of the Ministry of labor also said that the coming years are the most optimal for raising the retirement age. In the future 5-10 years, Russia will not be such a coincidence when coming on to the market small generation of the period of fertility decline, and at the same time, a significant number of citizens become seniors.
“If we wait, then we wouldn’t have such relationships between the labour market and those out on pensions”, — said Topilin.
A bill on the gradual increase of the retirement age for men from 60 to 65 by 2028 for women — from 55 to 63 years to 2034 was adopted by the state Duma in the first reading on 19 July. Voted for the document, only the deputies of “United Russia”. KPRF, LDPR and “Fair Russia” has opposed reform. Date of consideration of the bill in the second reading has not yet been appointed, the deadline for submission of amendments ends on September 24.