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Georgia’s Patriarch Ilia II gives white horse to PM

By | August 8th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili was given a horse by Patriarch Ilia II. (Photo published on the PM’s Facebook page.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian Patriarch Ilia II on Tuesday gave Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili a white horse. The event took place at the end of a visit by the PM to the Patriarch’s hometown Sno in Kazbegi, northern Georgia. The two visited Larsi checkpoint, […]

Georgian government members get performance-based bonuses

By | January 23rd, 2014|Categories: News, Politics|Tags: , |

Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Gharibashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Government ministers in Georgia are to be given bonuses according to their performance. Government officials receiving high bonuses was a controversial issue during the previous government. The problem is that under Georgian law, only the salary […]

Municipalities are awarding bonuses without specific criteria

By | September 12th, 2013|Categories: NGO news|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–According to Transparency International Georgia (TI), municipalities in the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region issued bonuses to civil servants worth more than half a million lari without speficying the reason. The organization’s third report about public […]

GYLA asks government to regulate public bonuses

By | June 21st, 2013|Categories: NGO news|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA) claims that there is no legal act that regulates the procedures for awarding bonuses within state agencies. GYLA has studied data from Georgian ministries, the government chancellery, the presidential […]

Phasing out bonus system for parliamentarians had little effect

By | June 14th, 2013|Categories: NGO news|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Despite the phasing out of bonuses, the income of members of parliament has not decreased significantly. According to data published by Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), even though the parliament elected in October 2012 […]

Bonus system for parliament members to be phased out

By | March 9th, 2013|Categories: NGO news|Tags: |

Speaker of Parliament Davit Usupashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Members of parliament in Georgia will not receive bonuses after 2013. The total amount of bonuses was over 2.5 million lari in 2012. According to the Institute for development of freedom of information (IDFI), in 2012, MPs were given an additional […]

Unchanged bonus system for public employees

By | January 14th, 2013|Categories: NGO news|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch — A group claims a bonus system for public employees has not changed after the parliamentary election, but that there is slightly more transparency. According to the Ministry of Finance, bonuses given to public employees amounted to over 750 000 GEL […]