Eight issues related to salary increase and child allowance resolved
- By Dashmaa D -
- Jun 22,2023
The Government submitted a draft law on amendments to the Budget Law of 2023 to Parliament and it was approved by Parliament on June 16. In this regard, at the regular Cabinet meeting, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection discussed the following eight issues related to increasing salaries and pensions and providing child support to each child and decided to implement them from July 1. It includes:
- The salary coefficient for pension calculation was revised nine years after 2014, and the difference in pensions between pensioners who have worked in the same profession for the same number of years and paid contributions has become closer.
- The amount of pension provided by the social insurance fund and received by military pensioners has been increased by 10 percent, the minimum amount of the full pension and military pension provided by the social insurance fund has been set at 550,000 MNT, and the minimum amount of the proportional pension provided by the social insurance fund has been set at 440,000 MNT.
- The amount of the social welfare pension is set at 350,000 MNT and the care allowance at 275,000 MNT.
- The “Procedure for Providing Child Allowance” was discussed and approved to provide child allowance to all children aged zero to 18 in Mongolia.
- Salaries of civil servants will be increased by 26 to 50 percent.
- In line with the revision of the salaries of public administration positions, the minimum salary for the position will be 1 million MNT, and the salaries of the governors and their deputies of the district capital, soum district, and regional centers will be increased.
- The ranks of public professional services and general public services in the fields of science, health, education, culture, sports, and sports have been updated.
- Relevant amendments have been made to the “Procedures for granting local government and service employees a bonus for working in the local area” and “Procedures for providing one-time grants for old-age retirement to government employees”.
ACCESS TO SCHOOLS INCREASED
The Government’s resolution on measures to reduce the load and increase access to secondary schools was approved.
According to the resolution, relevant ministers and leaders were instructed to take measures to solve the problem such as increasing the working process of general education school buildings that are being built with state and local budgets and foreign loan aid investments, increasing the number of school seats, using the school resources and free space to add classrooms, calculate the costs required for renting, purchasing, and repairing classrooms, furniture, equipment, learning materials, and school buses.
In this academic year, 746,405 students are studying in 859 secondary schools in Mongolia. Every year, 30,000 to 35,000 children graduate from elementary school, and 78,000 to 80,000 new children enroll. This disparity in enrollment and graduation will continue over the next five years and will increase to more than 50 percent in city schools. In the academic year, the number of daily students in elementary schools will increase by 38,615 compared to the previous academic year.
‘PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO STRICTLY USE FIRST LANE’
Minister and Chairman of the National Committee on Traffic Congestion J.Sukhbaatar presented to the Cabinet meeting about the implementation of projects and measures implemented in the context of reducing traffic congestion in Ulaanbaatar city.
The government will decide on 187 billion MNT, which is the funding required for land acquisition and expansion of the road network and it will have a significant impact on the reduction of traffic congestion in the capital city, as part of the goal of increasing the road network and connecting many branch roads and road structures, and the 2023 budget is reflected in the notes.
68 percent of the 996 buses that serve more than 500,000 citizens in 107 areas every day are more than 10 years old. In 2022, the fleet was renewed with 50 school children's buses and 224 high-capacity diesel buses for a total of 274 buses.
In 2023 and 2024, a total of 810 buses will be upgraded. As a result, the public transport bus fleet will be 100 percent renewed.