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6.760 ευρo ετorσιααy&xi ;ηση για τον Πρoεδρο και απo 4,382 ευρo για καθε υπουργò

By Alexia Cafetzis

Significant increases and the salaries of the Commissioners, the Attorney General and the deputies

Big increases in the pay of government officials showed the figures from the Accounts General released yesterday, as thousands of workers and pensioners struggle with incomes below the poverty line. According to the data, President Christodoulidis received an increase of 6,760 euros in his gross annual salary and allowances, since as of January 1, 2024 they totaled 181,400 euros, compared to 174,640 euros on January 1, 2023. It is noted that in the above amount the pension he receives as a former civil servant and his other incomes are not included. Also, the Speaker of the Parliament and president of DISY, Annita Dimitriou, got an increase of 5,377 euros, since her gross annual salary and allowances amounted to 144,225 euros, compared to 138,848 euros last year.

Still, according to the dialogue, ministers, deputy ministers and the government representative got an increase of 4,382 euros, after their gross annual salary and allowances reached 117,618 euros, compared to 113,236 euros last year. It should be noted that – as in the case of the PtD – the above amount does not include the pension received by some members of the Council of Ministers as well as their other incomes.

In addition, MPs and religious representatives received an increase from 6,152 euros, since from January 1, 2024 their earnings totaled 96,110 euros, compared to 89,958 euros on January 1, 2023.

The Commissioners also got a significant increase. Indicatively, the Commissioner for Legislation and the Commissioner for the Protection of Children's Rights got an increase of 4,382 euros, since their gross annual salary and allowances amounted to 117,618 euros, compared to 113,236 euros last year.

Adults other officials also got raises. Indicatively, the Attorney General and the Assistant Attorney General received an increase of 5,662 euros, since as of January 1, 2024 their salaries totaled 170,033 euros, compared to 164,371 euros on January 1, 2023.

As stated in the announcement of General Accounting Office, “transparency in the financial transactions of the State allows the citizen to make government services more accountable, while the principle of transparency has been incorporated with regulatory provisions in our legislative framework for financial management and control since 2014”. It is also clarified that “the amount of net salary benefits is based only on deductions arising by law. For purposes of income tax calculation,” it added, “additional deductions/exemptions/discounts or other income that may be applicable on a case-by-case basis are not taken into account.”

Source: 24h.com.cy

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