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Deputy asks to increase teachers’ pension

Teachers in Kyrgyzstan complain about low pensions, MP Karamat Orozova said at a meeting of the SDPK parliamentary faction today.

She noted the difficult work of teachers. «But they get small pensions. Is there an opportunity to increase social payments?» the deputy asked.

The Chairman of the Social Fund Tenizbek Abzhaparov acknowledged that many people ask this question.

«The law providing for annual indexation is adopted. From year to year, the pension will increase," the official promised.

The average pension in the republic is 5,151 soms. Earlier it was reported that the budget of the Social Fund for 2017 has more than 600 million soms for the indexation and increase of pensions. It is planned to increase the basic and insurance parts of the pension from October 1.