The government is to approve, by emergency ordinance, the salary increase of the staff paid from public funds.
Thus, through the draft normative act, it is proposed to grant, starting in August, a quarter of the difference between the basic salary provided for by the Framework Law no. 153/2017, with subsequent amendments and additions, for 2022 and December 2021.
The measure is motivated by the fact that the current crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic has determined at the national level the taking of sanitary and economic measures that have generated imbalances at the level of macroeconomic indicators, and in the absence of concrete and quick measures “would become vulnerable and more so the categories of people targeted by this emergency ordinance, by reducing purchasing power, with a significant impact on the living standards of the population and by amplifying the risk of extreme impoverishment”.
Through another emergency ordinance, the Executive will also regulate some temporary measures regarding the occupation of public positions by transfer upon request.
“The draft normative act regulates rules that facilitate a better organization and planning of human resources in the public administration, during the period in which the occupation of vacant or temporarily vacant positions is suspended by competition or examination, pursuant to GEO no. 80/2022, in this context, the consent of the head of the public authority or institution in which the civil servants are appointed becomes mandatory in the event that the civil servant transfers to another public authority or institution”, the project’s substantiation note states.
The Government will also amend, also by emergency ordinance, the Law on Paternity Leave no. 210/1999.
Thus, the current regulations are to be amended, in the sense of granting paternity leave and the allowance related to it to all fathers who have the status of worker with an employment contract or a service report, concluded according to the law and the elimination of the provisions that refer to the status of insured of the holder within the state social insurance system.
At the same time, a provision is introduced by which the following categories of persons are assimilated to workers: with sports activity contracts, with individual labor agreements (cooperatives), directors with mandate contracts, with management contracts, who carry out activities as a result of a positions of public dignity and with management and administration contracts, concluded according to Law no. 95/2006 on health reform, republished, with subsequent amendments and additions. Also, the current duration of paternity leave will be extended, from 5 working days to 10 working days to be taken on the occasion of the birth of the worker’s child.
In the meeting, an emergency ordinance project will be adopted to amend and supplement Law no. 196/2016 regarding the minimum inclusion income.
Another draft emergency ordinance subject to approval by the Government aims to complete OG no. 26/2013 regarding the strengthening of financial discipline at the level of economic operators in which the state or territorial administrative units are sole or majority shareholders or directly or indirectly hold a majority stake.
The agenda of the meeting also includes a draft ordinance amending GEO no. 92/2022 regarding the approval of the state aid scheme IMM INVEST PLUS and its components – IMM INVEST ROMANIA, AGRO IMM INVEST, IMM PROD, GARANT CONSTRUCT, INNOVATION and RURAL IN THE WEST.
In the substantiation note of the project it is stated that the amendment of GEO no. 92/2022 is required, among other things, for the implementation in the national legislation of the amendments adopted by the Communication on the amendment of the temporary crisis framework for state aid measures to support the economy as a result of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine C(2022) 5432.
The executive will establish, through another ordinance, some measures for the implementation of the National Local Development Program stage I.
Thus, through the draft normative act, it is proposed that for the contracts in force on the date of the request, from the programming periods 2015-2022 and 2016-2023, in the situation where no more than three months before the expiration of the duration of the financing contract, the beneficiaries of the National Program of Local Development stage I have not completed the investment objectives, they have the opportunity to request the Ministry of Development, Public Works and Administration to extend the validity of the financing contracts for a period of up to 2 years.
The Government will also adopt a draft decision regarding the distribution of the amounts corresponding to the quota provided for in Article 6 paragraph (1) letter. e) from the State Budget Law for the year 2022 no. 317/2021, for the financing of public performance institutions subordinated to the local public administration authorities of the territorial administrative units in the counties, respectively theaters, operas and philharmonics.
Thus, the sum of 269,799.03 thousand lei, representing 2% of the income tax collected until July 31, 2022, is to be allocated for the financing of public performance institutions subordinated to the requesting territorial administrative units, namely theaters, operas and philharmonics for the counties of Arad, Argeş, Bacău, Bihor, Bistrita-Năsăud, Botoșani, Brașov, Brăila, Buzău, Caraş-Severin, Cluj, Constanţa, Covasna, Dâmboviţa, Dolj, Galati, Giurgiu, Gorj, Harghita, Iasi, Maramureş, Mureş, Neamţ , Prahova, Satu-Mare, Sibiu, Suceava, Timiş, Tulcea, Vaslui, Vâlcea and Vrancea.