In honor of the Day celebrated on October 1 elderly person, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited a Moscow pensions for veterans of labor. At a meeting with veterans of the president discussed the prospects of development of the pension system, the enhanced quality of life for older people, their health care, recreation and leisure, social demand.
“The creation of decent conditions of life for the older generation – it is very serious, multi-dimensional problem, and its solution requires combined efforts of government, business, nonprofit organizations, volunteers, religious denominations. This work not only in demand by millions of people in our country, it has a special moral sense. By the way the older generation lives can be judged and the effectiveness of the state, and the morale of the society “, – Putin said.
present at the meeting of Vice Prime Minister Olga Golodets said he was proud of the fact that Russia now has over 4 million lives people aged 80 years and older. According to her, a few years ago, such longevity in Russia was almost halved. An increase in the number of them was, in the words O.Golodets, the result of significant changes in health care and social services.
“It is important that today has changed the approach to the life of an elderly person, and do older people do not raise the issue as social security, how to include them in the society, “- said O.Golodets.
January 1, 2012. the total number of Russians who retired due to reaching retirement age in Russia grew to 33 million people. Thus, old age pensioner is now every five. In the future, the number of pensioners in Russia will grow.
in 2011. the average life expectancy in Russia was on average 70.3 years: for men – 64.3 years for women – 76.1 years. However, within a few years the Russians, according to Putin, will live much longer.
“to 2018. Life expectancy in Russia for the whole population should be at least 74 years of age: men – 68.9 years, for women – 79.6 years, “- said the president.
Speaking of the need to pay more attention to the problems of the elderly, Putin promised to allocate 350 million rubles. from the reserve fund to support the president’s social institutions for the elderly.
“On the whole, Russia has about 600 buildings residential institutions for the elderly are in disrepair and need major repairs. Expect that regional authorities will find the means to make the people live in decent and civilized conditions. Their part, apart from funds budgeted, will provide 350 million rubles. of presidential reserve fund – half of its annual volume, “- said Putin.
President instructed the Ministry of Labour and Social Development to submit proposals for funding specific facilities, and the Presidential Administration – to prepare a draft order. According to Putin, it is necessary to improve the appearance and equipment of such social institutions, they must conform to current standards and to be accessible to people with disabilities.
addition, Putin ordered the government to organize the widest possible discussion of strategy the pension system until 2030., including Vice-Premier in charge of social issues and the economy, and using the tools of the “Open Government”.
“The government has prepared a strategy for the development of the pension system until 2030. As I was told, she has already gone to the office of the presidential administration. This is very important from an economic and social point of view. Government should carefully organize the widest possible discussion. I familiarized himself with this document, you need to is how to dive and work on the problem from all sides, “- said the president.
Recall that last week, a businessman and leader of the “Civic Platform” Mikhail Prokhorov said that the third in the last ten years, the pension reform will not solve the main contradiction inherent in the current legislation.
“I mean dependence pension on the performance and results of work of future retirees. now highly professional receives almost the same pension as an employee with a much less qualified, and sometimes smaller. consider this a serious problem holding back the development of our country, the modernization of its economy. Trying to plug the hole in the budget of the pension fund, officials want to return to almost equalizing sobesovskoy system. Currently 6% of the wage bill of no more than 512 thousand rubles a year, the employer shall be transferred to the funded part of the pension. That is slightly more than 30 thousand annually. Moreover, if worker earns millions, save from him he can all the same 30 thousand a year, “- wrote in his blog, Prokhorov.
According to the politician,” leveling the pension issue should not be “and early or later on it will have to be abandoned.
“In this respect, I propose a solution that should be a compromise for marketeers and supporters of the conservative approach to pension reform,” – said Prokhorov. The key to solving the problem he sees is that the full amount of insurance premiums of those who receive up to half a million rubles a year, to list on the formation of the insurance part of the pension, and not cumulative. But anyone who earns more than 500 thousand rubles. per year, according to the leader of the “Civic Platform”, to be given the right to consent to direct taxes on the wages 10% on their savings accounts.
According to the businessman, it is at such a pension system, people will tend to work more better and improve their level of education and professionalism.
October 1, 2012