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02 December 2022, 15:12

Lukashenko approves allocation of Br130m from president's reserve fund to support state employees

MINSK, 2 December (BelTA) - Br130.6 million will be allocated from the Belarusian president's reserve fund to support financial wellbeing of certain categories of employees of budget-financed organizations. The corresponding decision was supported by head of state Aleksandr Lukashenko, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.

This year, the government, based on the approaches approved by the head of state, adopted a number of decisions to increase salaries of employees of organizations financed from the budget. “In particular, those included a systemic increase in the base rate, the transformation of ‘covid payments' into allowances for healthcare workers, additional incentive payments to certain categories of public sector workers (teachers and lecturers performing classroom management functions, educators and assistants of preschool institutions, social service workers, cultural workers)," Finance Minister Yuri Seliverstov told BelTA.

Additional finances needed to implement the decisions are estimated at Br130.6 million. They will be allocated to the budgets of regions and individual agencies and organizations financed from the national budget. In accordance with Article 24 of the Law “On National Budget 2022” the Reserve Fund of the President of Belarus may be used as a source to finance the above-mentioned expenses. The government has submitted a draft of the relevant decision for consideration. Aleksandr Lukashenko supported the proposal.

According to Yuri Seliverstov, in order to provide funding for additional expenses on salaries, the head of state approved the allocation of funds for these purposes from the president's reserve fund, including inter-budgetary transfers to individual regions of the country.

“Given the current revenues to the budget, the president's reserve fund has been formed in the amount sufficient to make these payments,” the minister said.

The government is set to adopt the relevant resolution in the near future.

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