Chaika has proposed to raise the salaries of prosecutors
Prosecutor General Yury Chaika suggested to equalize the salaries of prosecutors and judges. “Izvestia” learned about its appeal to the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The head of the Cabinet instructed the Ministry of Finance to develop corresponding proposals.
In case of approval of the initiative by the Ministry of Finance cash benefit of the employees of the Supervisory authority can be increased by 2-3 times, up to 170 thousand rubles. Thus, according to the calculations of “Izvestia”, the budget expenditures will increase twice and will amount to 8.16 billion.
In support of their claims the Seagull refers to the experience of foreign countries where prosecutors and judges have a similar law.
In addition, he was dissatisfied with the intentions of the Investigative Committee of Russia. It staff need to increase their revenue to salaries in the Prosecutor’s office. However, the recent granting oversight functions rules out such equality, according to the attorney General.
Most experts see no reason to equalize the status of Russian judges and prosecutors. They note that in foreign practice such benefits has only the office of the Prosecutor, part of judicial power. In Russia, however, the authority has independence.