President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov signed a decree “On increasing the sizes of salaries, pensions, stipends and social allowances” on August 22.
The document was adopted at increasing income and life standards of population, as well as strengthening social support of citizens of Uzbekistan.
According to the decree, the salaries to workers of budget organizations, pensions, allowances and stipends to students will increase 1.15 times (by 15%) on average from October 1.
The following minimum sizes will be effective in Uzbekistan starting from October 1: salaries – 149,775 soums per month; pensions – 292,940 soums per month; allowances for disabled from childhood – 292,940 soums per month; allowances for elderly and work incapable citizen without the required work experience – 179,755 soums per month.
The document said that the expenses related to increasing salaries would be covered by state budget and off-budget Pension Fund under the Ministry of Finance of Uzbekistan.
The decree recommended business entities and organizations to increase the salaries of their employees in line with the minimal salary, set by the document. (UzDaily/Business World Magazine)