YEREVAN, March 4. /ARKA/. Three members of the Armenian parliament from the ruling My Step bloc – Artur Davtyan, Vladimir Vardanyan and Anna Karapetyan- proposed increasing the pensions of retired judges to 75% of their last salary received.
According to a related draft law, a judge must work for at least 10 years in order to be eligible to such a pension.
The current pension size threshold for judges is 55% of their last salary. Davtyan stressed that the Constitutional Court in a 2019 decision ruled that the pension threshold should be high, and the difference between the pension and the last salary of judges should be small.
“Thus, we encourage people with judicial education to seek positions of judge positions, and also safeguard their retirement well-being,” he said.
He said that the Constitutional Court sees the possibility of increasing the pension of judges to 92% of their last salary.
Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs David Khachatryan said that today there are 70-80 retired judges, and up to 10 judges retire a year.
According to him, about 450 million drams are allocated from the state budget for the pensions of judges a year. ($1 – 524.98 drams) -0-