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CHEBARKUL /Chelyabinsk Region/, September 27 (Itar-Tass) — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said the system of allowances for servicemen will improve further. He made the statement as he talked with servicemen on Tuesday.
A participant in the meeting informed the president that the Defense Ministry's instruction No. 400 had considerably improved the system of allowances, as it envisions not only their increase, but also the assessment of each serviceman's performance without the wage leveling practice.
"This instruction overhauled the system of allowance, making it competent and bringing it to the modern level," Medvedev agreed, "we're now facing another task - to make it a permanently functioning system."
He reminded that the armed forces would transfer to this system from January 1, 2012.
"I would like to thank the leadership of the Defense Ministry and other departments, who helped with it, as it is revolution for the armed forces, but a useful revolution, peaceful," the president said, "we'll continue to perfect this system, in order not only to pay decent allowances, but also to motivate those, who serve well, making a difference from those, who serve worse," Medvedev stated.