Lasha Tordia, General Auditor of the State Audit Office of Georgia, confirms that bonuses in the state agencies were replaced by salary supplements.
Tordia notes that the government’s resolution to restrictbonuses has failed to regulate the issue.
According to the General Auditor , the amount of salary supplements in the Ministry of Regional Development increased by 69%, in the Ministry of Justice – by 206%, in the Corrections Department – by 412%, the Ministry of Culture – 1 509%, the Ministry of Refugees – by 35%, in the Health Ministry – by 270%.
In his words, the amount of bonuses decreased by GEL 31 million, while the salary supplements – increased by GEL 45 million.
“The State Audit Office does not oppose bonuses and salary supplements , but the cash disbursements must be regulated wihtin the resolution, the people should receive bonuses, but they must be substantiated as well as in a case of the salary supplements,” Lasha Tordia notes.