President’s state-of-the-nation address: Kazakhstan to increase salaries for teachers and doctors
Kazakhstan will allocate nearly one trillion tenge (US$2.3 billion) for social welfare payments and their indexation until 2023, Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said in his state-of-the-nation address.
“The state will fulfill all obligations to support the economy and the social sector. For this purpose, one trillion tenge is allocated from Kazakhstan’s National Fund. Social welfare payments and indexation will continue. For this, nearly one trillion tenge will be allocated until 2023,” Tokayev said.
He also instructed to allocate additional funds to pay bonuses to health workers who have been at the frontline of the fight against the novel coronavirus.
“I am instructing to allocate 150 billion tenge (US$358 million) for the payment of incentive bonuses to medical workers for the second half of the year at the next budget revision. We are doing this now, during the crisis. We must also do this on a systematic basis,” President Tokayev said.
The President of Kazakhstan stated that the salaries of health workers will increase significantly in the next three years. President Tokayev stressed that the importance of the profession must be supported by material means. In his state-of-the-nation address, the Head of State also referred to the teachers’ salaries increase. An additional 1.2 trillion tenge (US$2.8 billion) will be allocated for this purpose in the next three years. From January 2021, teachers’ pay will increase by 25 percent. Thus, the salary for teachers will be raised twofold.