Iranian government increases wages by 10 percent
Azerbaijan , Baku, June 20 /Trend/
The Iranian government has announced about a 10 percent increase in wages of government employees after a 3-month delay, Fars News Agency reported quoting Vice president for Management Development and Human Resources Lutfollah Forouzandeh Dehkordi as saying.
"The government approved 10-percent increase of wages in current year (started on March 20,2011) and instructed administrative organizations to implement it," he said.
Wages increased by 6 percent last solar year in Iran.
The Iranian government was to increase the wages at beginning of solar year, but had to postpone it for 3 months due to two-month delay of the parliament in reviewing and ratifying the budget.
Forouzandeh Dehkhordi urged that the difference in value between this year and previous year's wages for first three months of current solar year would be paid.
Meantime some of MPs criticized the increase of wages by 10 percent, saying the wages should increase in line with inflation rate and insisted that the government should increase the wages at least by 14 percent.