The Verkhovna Rada approved the calendar plan of work 6 session. For the adoption of the draft decision voted 232 deputies, reports UKRINFORM.
According to the schedule, it is proposed to commence plenary meeting of the sixth session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the eighth convocation on 7 February 2017, and to finish its work July 21, 2017.
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At the time of the sixth session of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the eighth convocation the draft schedule are reserved for the plenary meetings of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine — 11 weeks; work in committees, commissions, factions and groups — 7 weeks; working people’s deputies of Ukraine with voters — 6 weeks; hours of questions to the government in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of 12 hours.
In March, April, may, allowance is made for two consecutive weeks in a plenary regime, namely of the week: from March 13 to 17 and from 20 to 24 March, from 3 to 7 April and from 10 to 14 April, from 15 to 19 may and from 22 to 26 may.
It is also proposed to work in committees, commissions, factions and groups in weeks that have public holidays, March 8, 1, 2, and may 9, from 6 to 10 March, 1 to may 5, from 10 to 12 may.
The Verkhovna Rada failed to adopt its own estimate for 2017, which were set at the same time the increase in wages of MPs and the speaker of Parliament. Ordinance No. 5573 has not received the required 226 votes and shall be deemed rejected, writes «Ukrainian truth».
Before the vote in the hall debate has arisen concerning the feasibility of raising salaries of MPs and the mechanism for determining its volume.
Speaker of the Parliament Andrei Parubiy said that for many years (since 2013) in the Parliament were not accepted estimates of BP.
«I congratulate the procedural Committee that this year, together with the apparatus they have prepared a financial document that is not in manual mode, through a regulatory Committee and the President, funding was provided for the Verkhovna Rada, and after the ruling,» he said.
«However, I agree with some speakers that wage increases in part of people’s deputies is excessive», he added.
Parubiy suggested to amend the resolution, according to which the salary of MPs increased from 20 living wages, and to 15.
«Instead, we could increase Fund associates and advisors of people’s deputies», — he added.
In the end, the vote made three proposals: to adopt a resolution in the editorial Committee (which establishes the increase in salaries to 20 times the subsistence minimum), to adopt the resolution as amended Parubiy, to adopt a resolution on the estimates of the Verkhovna Rada, with the deletion of the paragraph about increasing the salaries of MPs.
None of the proposals received the required 226 votes.
The resolution Committee proposed to increase from January 1 2017 the salary of the Chairman of Rada to 20 times the subsistence minimum for able-bodied persons, which to date is 1600 UAH. What is the salary of the speaker would be raised to 32 thousand hryvnia.
The decree also provided for the increase of salaries of Deputy Chairman of Parliament and members of the committees, which are the majority of members of Parliament. Their salaries will increase to 16,2-19,2 times the subsistence minimum, or up to 26-31 thousand hryvnias.
The same document proposed to approve the estimates of expenditure are Excited for 2017 in the amount of 1,128 billion.
As reported, in December 2016 salary Parubiy was 19.6 thousand hryvnias, which is about 12,7 minimum. The average MP salary now is about 14-15 thousand.
The MPs approved the calendar plan of the sixth session and has refused to raise his salary 17.01.2017