YEREVAN, September 14. / ARKA /. Armenia’s labor and social security minister Artem Asatryan said a provisional version of the draft state budget for 2013 does not provide for increase in retirement pensions.
"The draft budget is under discussion and it does not provide for an increase in pension," he said.
The government of Armenia raised pensions and social benefits from January 1, 2012. Thus the average retirement pension increased from 28, 700 drams to 31,300 drams. ($ 1 - 409.62 drams). -0-