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June 25, 2022

PM Tudose: We are righting an injustice today regarding pay of Interior Ministry personnel

The Government will be righting an injustice “injustice” regarding the pay to the Interior Ministry staff, Prime Minister Mihai Tudose said Friday.

“Today, we are righting an injustice regarding the pay to the Interior Ministry staff. There have been special efforts today, and [Interior] Minister Carmen Dan, together with the finance minister and [Labour Minister] Olguta Vasilescu have found a solution,” Tudose said Friday at the beginning of a government meeting.

In her turn, Interior Minister Carmen Dan, said she will submit to the Government for approval a 15-pct increase in the salaries of the ministry’s military and civilian personnel.

“We eliminate some discrepancies we detected in the salaries between military and civil servants with a special status, by raising pay by 15pct for civilian and military personnel alike. Thus, under the piece of legislation that I ask you and your colleagues to approve today, we propose a 10pct increase in the gross pay pool for the wages of police officers working with the Ministry of Internal Affairs,” said Dan.

She also said she proposes to increase by 15pct the gross base pay of civilian personnel in public defence, public order and national security institutions.

We also propose a 15-pct increase in the gross base pay of civilian personnel in public defense, public order and national security institutions, except for the civilian personnel of the Ministry of National Defence and other organisations operating under its authority who have already had their pay increase … We intend to eliminate or take a step toward eliminating discrepancies in the establishment of monthly pay for the staff employed under Romania’s public order and national security system,” added Dan.


Gov’t debates first draft of law on public-private partnership


Prime Minister Mihai Tudose, in the opening of the Government meeting, has announced, on Friday, that they will debate the draft law regarding the public-private partnership.

“This is very good news in what investments are concerned: we are going to debate the first draft of the law on public-private partnership, norms included, as a package, so that no one will get confused anymore,” said Tudose.

The Prime Minister asked the Minister for Business Environment, Ilan Laufer, to go into more detail about the draft bill.

“The working group drafted the law package regarding the public-private partnership, which amends the Law no. 233/2016 regarding the public-private partnership, plus the methodological norms. Therefore, due to the amendments that we brought to the law, we will be able to implement both such significant, larger-scale projects, which will require the Government’s approval, up to a certain threshold to be established, as well as small and medium-sized projects that won’t require the approval of the Government and that could be implemented at county or local level”, Laufer specified.

He also gave several examples of such projects: “For instance, they could be projects in the transport infrastructure area: roads, railways, airports, bridges, waterways, parking lots and tunnels; or in the telecommunications field: telephony, Internet and broadband; also in the utilities: power plants, water stations, wastes stations, infrastructure of public interests, schools, universities, penitentiaries too. There could be other projects in the healthcare field: hospitals, polyclinics, emergency units and administrative buildings, county councils and so on. The amendment and simplification of the legislation regarding the public-private partnership is one of the measures stipulated in the governing programme. The implementation of this measure will contribute to the strengthening of cooperation between the state and the private environment”.

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