The Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on defence Yury Shvydkin shared the news that in 2021 the salary of the Russian military may increase – increasing, which implies the indexation of payments, will also apply to all USA military retirees and civilian personnel working in military units.
Changes to the Federal budget
The announced increase for the military will become real, if adopt changes to the Federal budget that the Committee plans to make a second reading of the bill.
The military promised the October indexation 2020 raised the payout to the symbolic 3%, which does not even cover the estimated inflation expected by the end of 2020. According to various sources, rising prices in 2020 could range from 3.6 percent to 4.3 percent, respectively, and the salaries of the military should be indexed in 2021 by a factor corresponding to the inflation rate.
In the report, which will give Vladimir Shamanov, the detailed analysis of the growth of pension payments in Russia in recent years, which demonstrates that the level of indexation of pensions to military men is much lower than the increase of pension provided by the state to citizens upon reaching retirement age. So, as for the second half of 2020, the pension of a Sergeant and private are almost indistinguishable from the payments, which the law rely to recipients of conventional insurance (labour) pensions. If we translate the increase in military pay for the past period, on the beginning of 2021, "neondaze" make up a fifth of the average military pension.
No less difficult is with the salaries of employees of military units, working in civilian positions, which include: doctors, cooks, drivers, plumbers, accountants, technical staff and many other professions.
Today their income is about 30 000 – 32 000 rubles, and in Regardie even less (about 23 000 – 24 000 rubles) despite the fact that according to statistics, the average wage in Russia is about 47 000.
How to increase
Latest news says that if the proposed changes to the budget will be adopted in the second reading, from 1 January 2021 we can expect such enhancement:
- military salary — by 4.3%;
- military pensions 6.3 percent.
The size of the salaries of civilian staff will still be further discussed during the adoption of the amendments, so while the exact coefficients for this category of citizens is not known.
Another issue of concern to the state Duma Committee on defense is the military housing.
According to the data provided by the Ministry of defence, at the beginning of 2021 in the list of those in need will be a total of 23 000 military, then as proposed in the draft budget the amount of state subsidies for this sector will allow to provide assistance to only 15 600 soldiers.
Also, the Committee drew attention to the fact that the size of the budget allocated to solve the housing problems of servicemen, are not tied to the real cost per square meter of living space and also needs to be indexed. The situation is not only fraught with social tensions, but also is disadvantageous to the state as a result of the impossibility of implementation of housing rights of servicemen, increase the cost of their maintenance. In particular, problems arise when an employee subject to dismissal, and housing or housing allowance he was given for years of service.