The Speaker of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin last Monday discussed with the chairman of the Committee on Labor, Social Policy and Veterans Affairs Yaroslav Nilov the possibility of holding large parliamentary hearings to discuss law-in-draft on improving pension legislation. It will be held on August 21. This decision was made because deputies actively discuss this law-in-draft with voters in the regions, explained Volodin. Moreover, the profile committee is already working with incoming proposals and amendments to the second reading.
Leaders of all Duma factions supported the proposal to hold large parliamentary hearings. In addition to the deputies, representatives of the legislative and executive authorities of the regions, civil society institutions, experts and government representatives will participate. Today Vyacheslav Volodin will hold a meeting on the preparation of hearings. Earlier, he emphasized that the issues of improving the pension system should be discussed actively. Silencing of unpleasant topics can lead to "grave consequences".
Parliamentary hearings will allow you to quickly proceed to a full-scale discussion of changes and test incoming proposals, political analyst Anton Hashchenko said.
The expert is sure that the hearings can start the process of nominating alternative reform projects.
In addition, Hashchenko recalled that from August 27 to September 9, the deputies will have a regional week. The main topic that will be discussed during meetings with voters is pension reform. Legislators will once again consult with the people on this issue. Thus, the political scientist supposes, it will be possible to test the proposals that will be heard at the hearings.
The government law-in-draft, which involves changing the age of retirement for men under 65 and up to 63 years for women, was adopted by the State Duma on July 19. The term for granting amendments to it was extended until September 24.