In Sakartvelo, old-age pension was increased
At the territory of Sakartvelo, from first September this year, pension was increased. As reported by "Business-Georgia", pension for those citizens who have reached pension age, and citizens with disabilities, has grown to 100 lari.
Until this moment monthly pension amounted of 80 lari. And from 2 to 10 lari were added to this amount, depending on work seniority. However, there was a disparity between metropolitan and regional retirees. Pensioners living in Tbilisi received a minimum pension of 10 lari more in March 2010.
55 million GEL was additionaly allocated to cover pensions debt after pensions were increased by state budget of the country in April this year.
Before that, Mikhail Saakashvili announced his plans to increase pensions to 100 lari, with the prospect of $ 100.
Recall, that , the head of the Georgian state has said about the amount of $ 100 earlier during his election campaign in 2008. Since this promise was not fulfilled, president is often criticized by the Georgian opposition.