ArmInfo. The socio-economic situation in Armenia has not changed, and those who are in the worst position are those whose pensions do not meet the minimum needs. On November 12, presenting the amendments to the law "On State Pensions", the author of the presented document, MP of the Prosperous Armenia faction Tigran Urikhanyan, stated.
The MP proposed to include in the seniority and part-time work. Tigran Urikhanyan emphasized that the current socio-economic situation in the country does not allow pensioners to provide for their minimum needs even in a weekly context. The MP recalled the statements of the country's authorities on a significant economic growth, as a result of which it was possible to attract additional financial resources to the state budget. "And why not direct these resources to solving the problems of socially vulnerable sectors of society, including pensioners", asked the MP, recalling that this is the fourth government before which this question is being raised. "If an Armenian citizen, who took to the streets a year and a half ago to change the quality of his life, doesn't get what he presented you with power on a tray, you put out the fire in the souls of 800 thousand poor people that broke out a year and a half ago," the MP said.
This statement caused an extremely negative reaction from Speaker of the RA parliament Ararat Mirzoyan. "Is this your personal observation that power was presented on a tray?", Ararat Mirozoyan reacted.
"Yes, people have presented you with power with their own hands," the MP replied, to which the Speaker noted that everyone remembers the sources of power well and the results that were obtained from the election. "And you should not constantly remind us of this, especially when it comes to expressing the power on a tray," the Speaker said.
The MPs reminded Urikhanyan of increasing pensions by 10% from next year, salaries for teachers, doctors, and employees of the Ministry of Emergencies. We note, however, that the bill was not included in the parliament's big agenda with 35 votes in favor and 72 against.