Rus News Journal

42 percents were averaged by indexation of pensions in Russia in 2001

Indexation of pensions in Russia last year on the average has made 42 percents ABT it as the correspondent " passes; News " has informed on Thursday on a press - conferences in Moscow the chairman of the board of the Pension fund of Russia/ PFR/ Zurab`s Michael.

as he said, the minimum increase in pension in 2001 has made 22 percents At the same time, he has noted, 4 those categories of citizens who RCVed the minimum pension, the size of payments has grown for last year almost in 2 times.

the minimum pension in Russia in 2001 RCVed more than 6 million persons. The minimum size of pension made 463 roubles a MTH, within 2001 the given indicator has grown B4 660 roubles, has informed Zurabs.

according to head of the Pension fund of Russia in March the balance between incomes and expenses of the Pension fund of Russia, predictably, will be reached. W the beginning of year, has informed Zurabs, on abacus PFR deficiency of means was observed - fund expenses exceeded receipts in fund. It has occurred because since January, 1st for payment of pensions has been in addition allocated 4 mlrd roubles, additional expenses were demanded also by the indexation of pensions spent since February, 1st, 2002. Thus, additional expenses PFR for first two MTH have grown on 7 mlrd roubles, has informed Zurabs.

however as assume in fund, in March the balance of incomes and expenses will be reached, and also it will be possible to pass 2 stable receipt of means. The balance of incomes and Pension fund expenses will be reached, in particular, at the expense of increase in receipt of the uniform social tax and insurance gathering.

as has underlined Zurabs, at the expense of achievement of balance of incomes and expenses PFR can " to execute all program of indexation of the pensions, planned on this year ". The decision on the size of indexation will be accepted after in the Pension fund the data ABT the size of inflation for 1 quarter of this year will arrive.