The Senate has repealed, in the plenary sitting on Wednesday, the special pensions granted to MPs, diplomats, parliamentary officials, court auxiliary staff and to the Ombudsman.
A legislative proposal in this regard was tacitly adopted. The initiative, in turn, provides for the increase in the allowances of invalids, veterans and widows of war.
The legislative proposal was initiated by PMP MPs, but it must also be adopted by the Chamber of Deputies in order to come into force, the public radio reports.
The new draft law provides for the cancellation of special pensions for several categories, such as:
– Civil aviation personnel
– Court of Accounts staff
– Members of the Romanian diplomatic and consular corps
– The specialized auxiliary staff of the courts and prosecutor’s offices attached to them and the staff working with the National Institute of Forensic Expertise
– The Ombudsman
– Parliamentary civil servants
Old age allowances or special pensions for Deputies and Senators would also be repealed, digi24.ro informs.
At the end of January 2019, the Constitutional Court of Romania partially admitted the referral from President Klaus Iohannis on the amendments to Law 35/1997, whereby the Ombudsman position is assimilated as Minister with the appropriated benefits, including a special pension. Victor Ciorbea would have received almost RON 30,000.