The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in its further reviewed draft of law #5000 “On State Budget” for 2017 took into account a proposition of people’s deputies to augment financing of legislative activities of the Verkhovna Rada for 4,5 million dollars, including expenditures for parliamentarians’ salaries – for 2 million dollars. This can be suggested from comparative tables regarding budgetary accounting of the Parliament when reviewing the budget draft, posted on the site of the Verkhovna Rada.
In the table you can see a mark “Accounted” on the opposite of the paragraph proposed by the Budget Committee "to augment in general fund consumption expenditures on budgetary programs "Legislative activities of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine” for 4,5 million dollars (two million dollars of the amount – for remuneration).
According to updated application “Expenditures Distribution of the State Budget of Ukraine for 2017”, the Cabinet of Ministers proposes to allocate $24 million on legislative activities of the Parliament, $12 million of which is for deputies’ salary.
The Government also accepted the proposition of the deputies to augment expenditures for service and organization, information and analysis, logistics of the Verkhovna Rada, including 500 thousand dollars for parliamentarians.
The Cabinet also provided in the draft budget for 2017 additional 400 thousand dollars for coverage of the Parliament’s activities in media and for parliamentary editions support, such as “Holos Ukrayiny” and “Veche”.
As it was reported earlier, Groysman believes that unshadowing of Ukraine’s economy will make salary raises possible. Currently, at least half of the Ukraine’s economy is ‘in shadows.