Ministry asks Congress to set aside BRL 2.5 billion for salary adjustments

Letter was sent to the 2022 Budget Rapporteur

Published in 16/12/2021 - 18:24 By Wellton Máximo – Repórter da Agência Brasil - Brasília

The economic team asked Congress to set aside R$ 2.5 billion from next year's General Budget for civil servants' salary readjustments. The folder also asked for authorization to issue BRL 355 million in government bonds next year to make the salary increases viable.

The request is included in a letter sent this afternoon by the Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes, to the rapporteur of the 2022 Budget bill, Deputy Hugo Leal (PSD-RJ), and to the president of the Mixed Budget Committee, senator Rose de Freitas ( MDB-ES). The congressman may accept or reject the government's claim.

The document does not say which categories will be served. However, last Tuesday (14), President Jair Bolsonaro had promised salary increases for federal police, federal highway police and correctional officers.

The R$ 2.5 billion has an impact on the government's primary expenditure, affecting the spending ceiling and the primary deficit target. The R$ 355 million in government bonds are intended to finance the increase in the Union's contribution to the social security of public servants covered by the readjustment.

Text translated using artificial intelligence.

Edition: Aline Leal

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