State Duma deputies will challenge in the Constitutional Court the abolition of the indexation of pensions for working pensioners The Just Russia For Truth faction intends to clarify the Constitutional Court's position on this issue. This was announced by the leader of the association Sergei Mironov.
The indexation of pensions for working pensioners was canceled in 2016. The MP recalled that on July 4, 2020, amendments to Article 75 of the Constitution entered into force, providing for the indexation of pensions at least once a year. Mironov suggested sending a request to the Constitutional Court to check the provisions of the Federal Law “On Insurance Pensions”, which contains a provision on the abolition of indexation of pensions for working pensioners, for compliance with the Constitution.
To request the Constitutional Court, it is necessary to collect 90 signatures of deputies State Duma. The Just Russia For Truth faction received 27 mandates in the eighth State Duma. “The question is acute, topical. I hope that colleagues from other factions will support us, “Mironov said at a speech before the plenary session of the State Duma.
According to him, the amendments adopted in 2015 to freeze the indexation of pensions for working pensioners, which affected 7.3 million people, annually reduce the income of each pensioner by 11 thousand rubles. If the Constitutional Court agrees with the presented arguments, the deputies are obliged to lift the ban on indexation, Mironov said. He reproached the government for not resolving the issue despite the president's instructions to work it out. “The Cabinet of Ministers says that there is no money for this, but there is plenty of it. As they say, there would be a desire, “the politician added.
In September, the government issued a negative opinion on the bill of a group of deputies from the Liberal Democratic Party and Senator Sergei Leonov on the indexation of pensions for working pensioners. The authorities noted that indexation will require additional costs, but the rationale for the document does not indicate the source of funding for the initiative. At the end of October, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said that the state will primarily support those pensioners who have no other income.