The Russian Government may set up a working group to prepare the new phase of pension reform, in which the age of the citizens pension will be increased to 70 years both for men and for women. It is reported by “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” with reference to the Deputy of the state Duma from the Communist party Valery Rashkin.
“I have information that created group. It is one to one, 100% of the same group which prepared and the first phase of pension reform — raising the age of retirement,” — said Rashkin edition.
Thus, according to the Deputy, he has no documents that could confirm the creation of this working group. At the same time, one of the indirect evidence of its occurrence Valery Rashkin ready to consider the recent statement of the Ministry of health that the country has dramatically increased the life expectancy to 78.5 years for women and 68.5 years for men. Rashkin believes that the government is not satisfied with the preliminary results of the pension reform. Therefore, according to him, the decision was made to proceed to the second stage.
“When it happens? Today there is no information. Whether a year from now. Whether in two years. Whether at the end of the presidential term,” he said.
The publication notes that the saving imbalances in the pension system is not only MPs. Previously, the chamber reported that, despite government action, “to establish an effective pension system has not yet succeeded”. In addition, the expert community, the debate continues about what retirement age can be considered the best for Russia. In particular, the head of the Economic expert group Evsei Gurvich, citing the analysis believes that the new retirement age is low for women and high for men.
In this case, the Deputy Director of the Institute for social analysis and forecasting Ranhigs Vladimir Nazarov notes that while early to judge the outcome of the pension reform that has just begun. According to him, he knew nothing about any new increase of the retirement age. “I am more than sure that until 2028 to discuss this in public authorities in principle is meaningless. And after 2028 no hurry in further changes in the retirement age will not” — said Nazarov.
The Ministry of labor and the Pension Fund of Russia “Independent” did not comment on this topic.
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