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Finance Minister against the Belt-tightening at the Expense of Bonuses to State Officials

Very worthy people work in the public service, and their work should also be adequately paid – Georgian Minister of Finance Nodar Khaduri commented the initiative of one of the deputies of the parliamentary majority concerning the reduction or abolition of bonuses for civil servants.

According to the Minister, the initiative is an attempt to force an open door.

“The system of bonuses has already been ordered at the ministerial level. As for wages in general, I have repeatedly said that very worthy people work in the public service, and their work should also be adequately paid,” said the Minister of Finance.

“Of course, we are ready to discuss this issue with everyone, but it should be understood that the “streamlining”  and “abolition” is not the same thing. And it does not mean that we do not need to give bonuses to anyone. If anyone deserves the award for his work, he should get it” the Minister of Finance believes.

The new initiative provides for restrictions on the bonuses  received by large state officials.

We are talking about the deputies, the heads of administration of the government, the presidential administration, their deputies, heads of the Security Council and Crisis Management, ministers, prosecutors, etc.

As the initiator of the project states, an MP from the ruling majority Zakaria Kutsnashvili savings on premiums only for this group of persons will release about GEL 4.5 million per year.