The salary of the representatives of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine is planned to be increased by 30 percent and they will be offered special conditions when buying a place. The Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov claimed this during a meeting with the garrison of rescuers of the capital, reports the press office of the MIA.
‘The salary of the rescuers will be increased by 30 percent from January 1. Firefighters have an extreme level of the trust of the population. Because you do your job well. It means that I have every right to ask the Cabinet of Ministers for the pay rise. Although we understand that you have to be motivated by social guarantees. This is why we offered a mechanism of financial leasing or mortgage. Each of you who serves will be able to get a credit for own property without bail because the MIA and the State Emergency Service will do it for you. And without interest – the Ministry pays the interests,’ he said.
According to him, if a young specialist gets a family or children born, then the Government will pay an additional five percent of the principal of the loan. Also, additional funds will be paid for years of service.
Avakov stressed that the young specialist is required two years of service to obtain the loan for home on favorable terms, and there is no more need to stand in line for an apartment.
In addition, a new social security package is planned to be introduced for the rescuers and their family, which covers medical treatment.
‘There are 1,265 retirees in the line for an apartment. It is unknown whether they get the apartment. This is why we offer the rescuers a compensation for housing sublease. But it is not their own dwelling. The new program of the MIA will allow securing their family with the dwelling having paid a small amount of mandatory payment. It is ranging from UAH 1,200 ($43) to UAH 1,900 ($68),’ Chairman of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine Mykola Chechotkin claimed.
As it was reported earlier, almost $484 million is intended to be allocated for the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, in particular, for an acquisition of fire engines of domestic manufacture.