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Policemen in Ingushetia to get considerable increase in their pay

October 02, 2011, 14:20 UTC+3

“Policemen should centre on rights and freedoms of citizens, and we should professionally and intelligently protect them", Nurgaliev noted

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MAGAS, October 2 (Itar-Tass) — The cash allowances of a police senior sergeant in Ingushetia will top 56,000 roubles in 2012, said on Sunday Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliev at a meeting with the personnel of the republican police.

It is the 74th region the minister visited over the past two months.

“Policemen should centre on rights and freedoms of citizens, and we should professionally and intelligently protect them. The main thing is that we should be close by any calamity and could securely protect our citizens,” Nurgaliev noted.

He told officers of the Ingushetia Interior Ministry that one of the main tasks of a police officer is to prevent a crime, and the main role in this will be played by a squad on work with families and teenagers. According to Nurgaliev, the stable decline of crime over the past six years took place thanks to preventive work.

The minister also touched at the meeting on the re-certification in the Interior Ministry. According to Nurgaliev, it is often revealed information on distorted declaration of illegally acquired property and entrepreneurial activities of police officers. “Such officers failed to pass the re-certification,” Nurgaliev emphasised.

The minister noted that despite the fact that the re-certification ended on August 1, the formation of the Police Corps still continues. Speaking of selection of policemen, he said, “The main attention is paid not to gross indicators, but to quality and professionalism”. Police needs career psychologists who can well test a candidate for a policeman, to determine his personal qualities and understand whether he is worth of serving in police, the minister added.

He also pointed to his colleagues that high requirements to policemen are accompanied by adequate improvement of their social position. The law on social guarantees provides for a substantial rise in cash allowances of police officers. For instance the level of the rate of salary (post and rank) will be increased, on average, four times. At the same time, the number of bonuses will shrink considerably.

According to Nurgaliev, senior lieutenant will receive, on average, net pay (after paying the income tax) 42,647 roubles from 2012. This figure now stands, on average, at 22,000 roubles. “If we are to speak about Ingushetia, taking into account additional payments, set by the government of the Russian Federation for officers performing tasks in the North Caucasus region, the cash allowance of a senior sergeant with a service record between five and ten years will total 56,132 roubles.

“If the senior sergeant is included in a combined grouping and special forces, his cash allowance will rise to 69,617 roubles,” Nurgaliev continued. He specified that he means the average monthly cash allowance, taking into account bonuses and annual material aid, received directly by the police officer. This information evoked noticeable animation in the auditorium.

Police pensions will also increase substantially, since they are calculated on the basis of salaries. “This is very important: convey your pensioners that military pensions will be recalculated while indexing cash allowances of officers on duty. Simply speaking, if an officer was pensioned off in the Soviet years on in the 1990s, his pension will be recalculated,” the minister underlined.

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