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In Kazakhstan, a moratorium has been declared on increasing salaries of members of the government and deputies and heads of regions. This was stated by the country's President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev at a meeting of the Mazhilis (Parliament).
As reported by Sputnik Kazakhstan, this is due to an item of expenditure. According to him, at the end of 2021, the issue of officials' salaries was actively discussed in society. In that, Tokayev came to the conclusion that the salaries of this category of civil servants are “ quite sufficient. ''
The President of Kazakhstan also called one of the problems – total bureaucracy. He is convinced that “all unjustified processes must be eliminated.” In toga, Tokayev announced a separate decree on the de-bureaucratization of the state apparatus.
At the same time, Tokayev instructed the government to develop and adopt a program to increase the incomes of the country's population in two months. “The government should ensure the timely adoption of the social code,” he said.
The decisions were taken amid massive protests that swept across many cities in Kazakhstan.