Kremlin mulls reform of pay structure in state administration

The government and the presidential administration of Russia are discussing ways to reform the pay structure in the state administration, deputy PM Shuvalov said on Monday. This is likely to become one of the first issues after the presidential elections because the newly elected president should sign a decree on the system of governance after inauguration. The idea is to create a common system of remuneration because currently there are very large differences in wages across ministries and state agencies for similar work. The reform is promoted by EconMin Oreshkin. It is not clear whether the changes would require additional state spending or just reallocation, but we assume that there will be no wage reductions and the reform would raise the average pay level.

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