Armenia’s parliament passes amendments to public service pay law; pay to increase in 2014

Armenia’s parliament passes amendments to public service pay law; pay to increase in 2014

YEREVAN, December 10. /ARKA/. Armenia’s parliament passed the amendments to the country’s law about public service pay and a number of related laws envisaging pay rise for some public servants.

Earlier, minister-head of Armenian government Vache Gabrielyan said salaries of some 238,000 servants will increase in 2014 due to a new wage calculation scheme. Of it, only 1,000 are high-ranking officials.

Pay increase will cover public servants in various sectors. 

In particular, wage fund of the ministry of emergencies staff will increase by 37%; funds for salaries of doctors in outpatient clinics will rise by more than 100%. 

The basic wage is about 66,000 drams (about $163) under the 2014 draft budget.

The bill envisages also increase in salaries of parliament deputies and high-ranking officials of the national security council, the armed forces, the police, ministry of emergencies, judicial bodies, prosecutor’s office, diplomatic service, state cadastre, tax and customs agencies, and etc.

The new wage calculation scheme will be introduced in Armenia from January 1 2014 and will require an additional of 50 billion drams from the budget.

These steps are taken under the 2013-2017 government program under which minimum wage is to reach 50,000 drams as from 2014, 55,000 drams – from 2015, 62,500 drams – from 2016 and 70,000 drams from 2017. ($1=406.80drams). –0--

14:24 10.12.2013

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