ARMEN MARTIROSYAN: ACCORDING TO SPECIALISTS MINIMAL CONSUMER BASKET IN ARMENIA IS ABOUT 45 THSD DRAMS

ArmInfo
2010-10-29 13:11:00

Arminfo. Raising of the minimal salary offered in the new draft law
of the government still keeps minimal consumer basket empty, deputy
of the opposition Heritage parliamentary faction Armen Martirosyan
said at today's briefing in the parliament.

"We have discussed the draft law submitted to the parliament for
discussion in the first reading. I think it does not ensure minimal
requirements of our citizens. It is far from the minimal consumer
basket which today is about 45 thsd drams", - Martirosyan said.

To recall, according to the draft law submitted to the parliament,
the lowest salary in the republic is supposed to raise from the
present 30 thsd drams up to 32,5 thsd drams.

Martirosyan thinks the government can find funds for raising of
the minimal salary, pensions and the salary of the state employees,
but unfortunately it does not conduct such a policy.

'I mean the ratio of taxes to GDP, which according to the draft
budget 2011 will be just 17,3%, whereas our neighbor states ensured
this indicator at the level of 25%', - he said.




From: A. Papazian