YEREVAN. – Hraparak daily of the Republic of Armenia (RA) writes: As it is known, according to the tradition established last year, the authorities have stipulated in the budget of 2020 that, in addition to salaries, high-ranking state officials, MPs will receive bonuses of at least 30% per month.
Yesterday we learned that they had decided to transfer the April bonuses to the fund set up to fight against the coronavirus. This is done to alleviate public discontent. At this stage, when everyone is suffering, continuing the tradition of giving bonuses from the state budget would be a reason for a public uprising.
It should be reminded that the CC [Constitutional] and RA Presidents Hrayr Tovmasyan and Armen Sarkissian also decided to direct their salary of this month to the fund, where as of yesterday, more than 45 million drams were transferred.