State Duma to re-discuss retirement age reduction for the North residents
Retirement age for the North residents could be reviewed
The State Duma will discuss amendments to reduce the retirement age for residents of the Arctic and the North after monitoring the situation in the regions, Yakutia 24 TV channel reports with the reference to TASS.
“These are amendments to existing legislation, we will return to this <...> after a clear monitoring of this law implementation and the results of how the law adoption has affected the population outflow. <..> According to the monitoring we did, an increase in the retirement age affected 20% of the northern territories population,” said Valentina Pivnenko, the First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Regional Policy and Problems of the North and Far East.
She also added that they would continue consideration of the amendments after financial calculations.
Valentina Pivnenko noted that in 2019 the State Duma rejected a bill to reduce the retirement age for residents of the Far East, as it was “introduced in a hurry, it was only about the territories of the Far East, many of which are not northern territories.”
“This bill could create a conflict with other regions of the Russian Federation, where living and working conditions are more severe,” Pivnenko explained.