DUSHANBE, March 19, Asia-Plus - On Saturday March 17, President Rahmonov signed a decree increasing the public sector wages and pensions from April 1, presidential press service reported.  

Under the decree, monthly wages of civil servants will be paid in accordance with the new structure of public sector wages.  The decree provides for removing disproportion in wages of deputy ministers, heads of main directorates and departments, as well as specialists.  The proportion between wages of deputy ministers and specialists will 4:1. 

Monthly wages of officials of local authorities in the provinces will be increased in the same way.  

Monthly wages of all military servicemen and officers from the law enforcement agencies are also to be increased under this new scheme of the new public sector wages.  

The decree also provides rise in monthly wages of teachers at all educational facilities in accordance with a new simplified scheme.  Under the new scheme, monthly wages of teachers will be increased on average by 15 percent.  

The president also decreed a 30% rise in monthly wages of medical employees working with primary medical-sanitary aid and a 10% rise in monthly wages of other medical facilities.

In other institutions and organizations, which are funded from the state budget, monthly wages will be increased by 15 percent.  

Wages of employees and specialists with boards of the Academy of Sciences Academy of Pedagogical Sciences and the Academy of Agriculture will be equated with wages of senior officials and specialists with ministries.   

By president’s decree social pensions are to be increased by 50 percent. 

The country’s national budget will provide more than 100 million somonis for implementing this decree.