The prosecutor’s office will check information about the low salaries of Novosibirsk scientists. Complained about this to Putin

The prosecutor’s office of the Novosibirsk region will check compliance with the legislation on wages after information about the low salaries of scientists in the region. Writes about this “Interfax” with reference to the department.

The reason for the check was the speech of Anastasia Proskurina, a senior researcher at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, at a meeting of the Presidential Council for Science and Education.

Proskurina said that despite Vladimir Putin’s decree on bringing the salary of scientists to 200% of the average for the region, she, working full-time, receives 25 thousand rubles (with allowances – 32 thousand).

After you issued a decree on increasing salaries for research workers, it was almost three years ago, our employees were asked to go part-time in order to report on the increase in salaries to the management. This was justified by the fact that there was a decree, but the budget was not increased.

Putin asked the governor of the Novosibirsk region, Andrei Travnikov, what is the average salary in the region now. He replied that 39 thousand rubles. “If 200 [%] is the average of the region, then [Proskurina] should have almost 80 thousand, right?” – Putin specified. He was confirmed that his calculations were correct.

The President instructed Finance Minister Anton Siluanov and Minister of Science and Higher Education Valery Falkov to sort out the situation with salaries of scientists. “Anton Germanovich, if you say, you have information that they have 200% of the average in the regions, ‘where is the money, Zin?” – Putin turned to Siluanov.

After that, Putin told Proskurina that, in case of pressure on her from the authorities, she could turn to the presidential administration. Proskurina later told Moskovsky Komsomolets that she had not coordinated her question with anyone.

Vladimir Putin ordered to raise the salaries of scientists to 200% of the average salary in the region in the “May decrees” of 2012.

At the Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Anastasia Proskurina is engaged in the development of drugs and methods for the treatment of oncological diseases.

On February 8, it was announced that Proskurina and several of her colleagues became laureates of the President’s Prize for Young Scientists.

(C)MEDUZA 2021

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