The government will index pension insurance at the rate of inflation

The government will index pension insurance at the rate of inflation


Vladimir Putin discussed with Ministers the issues of socio-economic development of the country

Photo: press service of the President of Russia/kremlin.EN

Allowances and wages to separate categories of workers of budgetary sphere will increase based on inflation this year. And the indexation of insurance pensions from 1 February 2017 will amount to 5.4%. This, in particular, was discussed at the meeting of Vladimir Putin with members of the government who briefed the President on the outcome of 2016 and plans for 2017.

Opening the first meeting of this year with the government, Putin drew attention to the situation with the domestic gas explosion in residential house in Saratov. The head of state asked Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to contact the head of the region and to provide all necessary assistance. Minister of emergency situations Vladimir Puchkov, the President was asked to supervise the work of the emergencies Ministry at the scene.


The Minister of construction and housing Mikhail Men reported to the head of state about the work of housing and communal complex. According to authorities, a 17% decrease in the number of violations and failures in the housing system. However, challenges remain. So, in the Irkutsk region Governor dismissed the relevant regional Minister after the region was not ready for the winter period. Violations identified visiting Committee of the Ministry of construction.

Mikhail Men also said that to improve the situation with housing and communal services by the end of 2017 it is planned to introduce a single standard of service of apartment houses.

— Why so long? There are some stages you need to pass? — asked the President.

The Minister said that certain legislative changes, and promised to reduce the period to six months.

Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov noted that before and after the New year, the airports in the country managed to adopt the increased passenger traffic, which increased by 20% compared to the same period of 2015.

The head of the Federal tourism Agency Oleg Safonov told the President that domestic tourism is gaining popularity. However, this is due to economic reasons, but with quality improvement of infrastructure in recreational areas throughout Russia. This holiday season, according to the Minister, the most popular places were Moscow and Moscow oblast, Krasnodar Krai, Sochi, Saint Petersburg and the Crimea.

— This again suggests that in General, we do not knowingly develop Sochi as a year-round resort. It should be noted that some good things we did, in any case in Sochi this result is obvious, — said the President.

Part of the meeting with the government held in a closed format. On its results Minister of social development Maxim Topilin said that from February 1 this year, all insurance pensions will be indexed by 5.4%.

From 1 February 2017 will be carried out indexation of insurance pensions in line with inflation. Yesterday, Rosstat published the consumer price index over the past 2016. This is 5.4 per cent. February 1, 5.4% will be indexed by all pension insurance, — said Maxim Topilin.

The law on the budget of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation provides for the second indexation of pensions from 1 April 2017. The Minister noted that with its view of the overall indexation will amount to 5.8%.

According to the rate of inflation will increase social benefits to disabled persons, veterans, child allowances and salaries of teachers in schools and preschools.

The labor Minister also said that the Pension Fund plans in January to complete implementation of lump-sum payments to pensioners in the amount of 5 thousand rubles.

— I reported to the President that we began to pay on 5 thousand roubles. Yesterday, the Treasury Department transferred funds to the accounts of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation and the Pension Fund has already begun a settlement with the banks and “Mail of Russia”. Yesterday, the first day of work with these tools, 4 million pensioners have received on 5 thousand roubles to their accounts in the banking system, he said.

According to Maxim Topilin, the next phase of work will be done with “Mail of Russia” and in January of 2017, all pensioners will receive a lump sum payment.

The Minister of economic development Maxim Oreshkin said that Russia enters the new year with good performance: fixed industrial growth and the increase in the loading of railway transport.

— This year will be done a lot of methodological work will be carried out the transition to the implementation of the system of risk management, i.e. control and supervision (with the business. — “Izvestia”) should be focused on the fact that to check everyone, and to allocate additional indicators, analysis of information area of risk and special inspections only in this area, he said.

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