Wages, pensions, state benefits, and scholarships for students and trainees in Turkmenistan may be increased by more than 10 percent.
Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov proposed that this issue be considered again at a meeting of the Khalk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan, the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper reported.
Chairman of the Khalk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesha emphasized that at the state level will constantly pay attention to the issues of social protection of citizens and ensuring their remuneration.
This work will be continued in the future, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said, noting that this is an important direction of care for people. In this context, it was emphasized that leaders at all levels should pay special attention to it.
However, as mentioned earlier, the leaders of the financial and banking system are not yet working properly, Berdymukhamedov continued.
This also raises questions: "Is a 10 percent increase in wages and other benefits enough; is it enough for a decent life for the people?"
Chairman of the Khalk Maslakhaty Milli Gengesha noted the availability of all opportunities to take care of people, the sufficiency of funds for this due to the economic power of the country.
Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov pointed out that, first of all, we should proceed from the fact that the "Program of the President of Turkmenistan for socio-economic development of the country in 2022-2028" provides for an increase in the average monthly wage to 2506.3 manat in 2023.
The increase in wages, pensions, state benefits, scholarships for students and trainees on 10% has been practiced in Turkmenistan since 2008.
At present, the minimum wage in Turkmenistan is set at 1,050 manat, the minimum pension at 410 manat, and benefits at 390 manat.
The minimum pension for veterans of the Great Patriotic War is 1,710 manat, and spouses of the Great Patriotic War veterans and home front workers is set at 500 manat.