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Edmon Marukyan: Working people will be curtailed again


Today at the joint sitting of the RA NA Standing Committees on State Legal Affairs, Human Rights and Financial-Credit and Budgetary Affairs, discussion of the draft law on State Budget of the Republic of Armenia for 2018 went on. As Atom Janjughazyan, First Deputy Minister of Finance, said there was no dwindle of financial resources in legislative and executive bodies. Edmon Marukyan, MP of the Yelk (Way Out) faction, while asking him the question, noticed that the communication services grew by 500 million drams. "It is confusing. If we do not hire more people why are the expenses growing?" "I do not think it is possible to discuss it very much, but if you let me I will find its clarification, and say that when there is reduction in one sphere then growing of expenses can be noticed in another," explained Atom Janjughazyan. Edmon Marukyan's next question referred to the staff reduction in management system. "Starting with the previous government, I demand the dwindle of regional governors." Atom Janjughazyan again found it difficult to answer, but Hrayr Tovmasyan, Chairman of the NA Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs and Human Rights, responded instead. "There are not any." "All right, then we will curtail the working people," noticed Edmon Marukyan.