Teachers in Tatarstan will be paid an average of 40,000-70,000 rubles — RealnoeVremya.com

After checking the figures, the government decided to pay teachers the 13th salary again to carry out Vladimir Putin’s May decrees.

Not only Kazan, but also all teachers in Tatarstan by the end of this year will receive a New Year’s benefit of an average of 40-70 thousand rubles, even in small municipalities. The exact amount of payments will be determined by school principals and, on average, the premium will depend on the workload and the teacher’s place of work and residence. This will allow the region to fully implement the May decrees of the President of Russia on raising teachers’ salaries to the Tatarstan average. The reference point was Rosstat data on the average salary in the republic — 45,498 rubles (at the end of November 2021). Bringing teachers’ salaries back to the average level of the economy will continue in the new year. The President of the Republic has decided to increase teachers’ salaries by 17.5%, i.e. up to 1.1 SMIC from January 1, 2022. At the same time, the federal experiment on the reform of the teacher remuneration system with a salary of two Smic has been postponed.

Deferral Teacher Bonus

The salary of teachers in Tatarstan by the end of 2021 will be reduced to the average level of the economy of the region, established by the May decrees of the President of Russia. To achieve the target value of 100%, the government of Tatarstan ordered at the end of the year to allocate a budget tranche of several billion dollars.

As the head of the Tatarstan Education Workers’ Union Yury Prokhorov told Realnoe Vremya, by the end of the year teachers will receive lump sum payments of about 50-60 thousand rubles, taking into account that their average annual salary will be equal to the average of the economy of the region. According to him, the regular salary of a teacher today is slightly lower than the average for the economy of the region: currently it ranges from 35 to 36 thousand rubles, but by the end of the year it is ” increased” by the additional New Year. premiums from the budget of the Republic of Tatarstan.

Thus, over 12 months, the teacher’s salary is equal to the average for the region (at the end of November 2021, it amounted to 45,498 rubles). The deferred payment mechanism has been in operation for two years. For the first time, New Year’s bonuses were paid in December last year, Yuri Prokhorov said.

This year, New Year’s benefits for teachers became possible “after checking the numbers”, the press service of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Tatarstan reported.

“According to the May decrees of the President of Russia, the salary of teaching staff in schools should be at least 100% of the average salary in the region. But the salaries of university lecturers and researchers must correspond to at least 200% of the average salary in the region. That is why the so-called “Putin benefits” are provided – they are paid from the budget of the subject of the Russian Federation,” the press service of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Tatarstan reminded.

According to the ministry, these bonuses are paid quarterly in Tatarstan. But this year, the total amount of payments to teachers in general educational institutions “turned out to be insufficient”.

“After checking the figures, it was decided to make a one-time payment to reach the salary level of teachers up to the average salary of the region in accordance with the May decrees of the President of Russia,” the press service said. of the ministry. of Education of the Republic of Tatarstan explained.

Maximum payments from 60 to 70 thousand — to teachers of Naberezhnye Chelny, Yelabuga and Zelenodolsk

Interestingly, the amount of New Year’s payment to the teacher varies slightly from municipality to municipality. For example, in Kazan it will amount to about 50,000 rubles, and a total of 552.3 million rubles is provided. In Nizhnekamsk it is also 50,000 rubles on average.

“Lump sum payments, according to the May decrees, are paid to the teaching staff of the main place of work and the main position. An average of 50,000 per person has been allocated to teaching staff in schools. The time worked and the load are taken into account, they are distributed proportionally taking into account the load,” the head of the Nizhnekamsk education department Aydar Garifullin told Realnoe Vremya.

In turn, the press service of the mayor’s office of Naberezhnye Chelny added that their teachers can count on an even bigger New Year’s bonus:

“Teachers of Naberezhnye Chelny will receive about 60,000 rubles on average.”

Payments are also planned in Bugulma: “We haven’t had time to calculate everything yet,” the head of the city’s education department, Valentina Kulbeda, told Realnoe Vremya, but on average payments are will amount to 50,000 rubles.

Teachers in Yelabuga and Yelabuga District can also count on a significant, albeit one-time increase:

«We calculated for a salary — 39.8 thousand, if the teacher has a higher salary, then the amount is higher. But our payments will range from 39,000 and above, an average of 50,000, up to a maximum of 60,000 rubles. It usually happened in different ways, but, they say, now everyone has a lot,” the municipality’s education department reported.

“All teachers will have different amounts depending on the workload. Someone will receive 10,000 rubles, someone – more, but there are also one-time benefits of more than 60,000, on average – up to 70,000 rubles”, they reported to the Financial and Economic Service of the Committee Executive of the Zelenodolsk Municipal District.

However, all these figures are conditional bonuses, experts warn.

“It cannot be said that every teacher in the districts will receive the same amount. The calculation is complicated and depends on the workload of teachers, their professional experience, therefore, heads of educational institutions, based on their local laws-payment regulations, determine the final amount for each teacher”, the press service of the Ministry of education of the Republic of Tatarstan explained to our publication.

The head of the Tatarstan Education Workers’ Union, Yury Prokhorov, added that the surcharges were transferred by the boiler method and distributed among teachers by the heads of educational institutions. How right – that’s a separate issue.

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School leaders who teach classes will also receive additional bonuses

Putin’s benefits apply only to teachers. But the Kazan Department of Education appealed to the republican Ministry of Education and Science with a proposal to consider the possibility of allocating lump sum payments to “administrative and pedagogical support staff (directors, under -directors, heads of departments, etc.) engaged in internal part-time teaching activities and external part-time teaching staff (teachers).

“There are school leaders who combine a leadership position with pedagogical activity, and it all depends on how the load of each specialist is distributed, the main thing is to know what his main position is. If the main load is pedagogical and the position of deputy director of the school is part-time, payments are made. If the main position is the head teacher, and the educational activity is combined, regardless of the volume, then maybe not. Since the funds are distributed to municipal districts and sent to each school, the decision on the amount of payments to teachers is made by the head of the school. This should be considered on a case-by-case basis,” the ministry explained.

The benefits are to be seen by teachers by the end of 2021.

University professors — in double size

In addition, additional payments of 45,000 rubles are expected from the teaching staff of the Kazan Federal University.

“One-time payments made by the leadership of the Russian Federation to certain categories of citizens prompted us to implement such support measures for the university. Today’s payments aren’t the only ones. At the beginning of the school year, we have already made one-time payments, first in the amount of 15,000, then 20,000 rubles. I want to emphasize that the amount will not be affected by factors such as work experience, rank, university degree, whether he is a lecturer in the department or an assistant – everyone will receive payments from exactly the same amount,” KFU rector Ilshat Gafurov said.

The KNRTU-KAI press service has not yet responded to Realnoe Vremya’s request regarding the teacher bonus.

Without reform, but with an increased salary

Bringing teachers’ salaries back to the average level of the economy will continue in the new year. The President of Tatarstan has decided to increase the salaries of public sector employees from January 1, 2022. The resolution adopted by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tatarstan provides for an increase in basic salaries and, therefore, incentives and allowances. calculated as a percentage of base salaries, the press service of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tatarstan reported.

According to Yury Prokhorov, from January 1, 2022, teachers’ basic salaries will increase by 17.5% – up to 16,790 rubles. After recalculation, they will be equal to 1.1 SMIC. According to him, with the increase in salaries, other bonuses will also increase, thanks to which teachers will earn up to 44-50 thousand rubles per month. Provided that the load is 24 to 28 lessons (hours) per week. Will it make up the deficit? Today, 1,500 teachers are missing in Kazan and 840 teachers in Naberezhnye Chelny. The head of the unions believes that money alone cannot solve the problem — it takes time to train young teachers. In the meantime, the staffing shortage is being met by a double “burden”, he said.

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He added with regret that the federal experience of reforming the salaries of teachers with a salary of two Smic has been suspended.

Luiza Ignatieva

Analytics Tatarstan

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