Wages for civil servants to increase, PM says
Wages for civil servants to increase, PM says

Until 2026, the salaries of civil servants will increase by at least 10% every year. In total, an increase of approximately 50% will be achieved in the next 3-4 years, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili announced at the government meeting.

According to the Prime Minister, due to the high economic growth of the state, additional revenues have arisen, and therefore the budget will be adjusted in September.

Irakli Garibashvili noted that additional revenues will allow the government to finance more projects.

“We will probably apply to the Parliament in September and adjust the budget. The budget will increase, since additional revenues have arisen for the state due to such high economic growth, and of course we will have more funds to distribute according to agencies, more projects will be funded.

Once again, I would like to remind the public that the wages of employees in the public sector are increasing. I would also like to remind the public that over the years, roughly from 2017 to 2020, salaries in the public sector have not been increased practically in any year, which I think was a big mistake. If we compare the wages in the private sector and the public sector, the lag is significant and needs to be addressed.

Therefore, on my instructions, this year, in January, we started to arrange it. In January, the salary for all civil servants increased by 10%. The Minister of Finance has already presented our vision, the criteria have been defined, and the said issue will be regulated by the decree, which means that the salaries of civil servants will increase by at least 10% every year until 2026. In total, about 50% increase will be released in the next 3-4 years.

Of course, I would like to point out once again that these trends, process, dynamics need to be maintained, we need even more activity from the ministries, more good initiatives that we will announce very soon and start from September. Once again I want to emphasize the importance of the stability that we, our team, the government, the management team have maintained during this difficult period and once again I want to tell the population, tell our people that peace will be maintained with us,” the PM said.