Information of Public Importance – FAQs


How does the National Assembly Support Service keep record of the MPs’ activities at the National Assembly sessions?

As of 31 March 2009, the sessions of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia have been held at the Grand Hall of the National Assembly House and from that date on the National Assembly Support Service has been keeping electronic records on the votes taken by the National Assembly as part of the conference system installed at the National Assembly House (complete voting listings on bills are available at the NARS website for the duration of the current National Assembly legislature).

31 August 2009 saw the introduction of MPs’ electronic attendance records at the National Assembly sessions based on the activation of the MP’s ID card.

The keeping of electronic records on the MPs’ activities at the National Assembly sessions was finalized in March 2010 with the activation of records of discussion times of the MPs, Prime Minister and ministers at the assembly sessions.

The eParliament system is in the process of being integrated into the conference system which will make the records of the voting on the bills in detail (per amendment) also available at the National Assembly website (www.parlament.rs).


How many MPs are full-time employees at the National Assembly?

According to the data available to the Committee on Administrative, Budgetary, Mandate and Immunity Issues on 10 June 2014, the National Assembly provides full employment to 165 MPs.


How many members of staff are employed at the National Assembly Support Service?

According to the data available on 17 November 2014 the National Assembly Support Service employed 410 members of staff – 349 full employees and 51 temporary employees.
According to the data available on 1 January 2014 the National Assembly Support Service employed 409 members of staff – 371 full employees and 33 temporary employees, a 22 member cut in employment of staff under full-time contracts.


Who decides whether the MPs, with the status of pensioner, would receive full salary or just the difference between their pension and the average monthly payment due an MP?

The right to bonuses, fees, compensation of expenses related to the performance of their office and other income belonging to an MP at the National Assembly are regulated by the Law on salaries of MPs in the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia (Official Gazette of RS, No.7/91, 22/91, 28/91, 48/91, 68/91, 44/98 and 34/01). Pursuant to said Law, an MP fully employed by another employer, self-employed or an old age pensioner decides whether he/she wishes to be fully employed at the National Assembly or receive the difference between the income they earn i.e. their pension and full salary belonging to a fully employed MP. To do so he/she must submit a written request for full employment at the National Assembly or for compensation in the amount of the difference between the income they earn i.e. their pension and the full salary belonging to a fully employed MP to the National Assembly’s Committee on Administrative, Budgetary, Mandate and Immunity Issues which then passes the appropriate documents relating to MP status issues unless the Law stipulates otherwise.


Do members of the Ministry of Interior need special permission to enter the National Assembly buildings?

Pursuant to article 71, paragraph 2 of the Law on the National Assembly (Official Gazette of RS, No. 9/10) services of internal security and order keeping in the building and on the premises of the National Assembly are provided by the members of the security services of the Ministry of Interior with the assent of the National Assembly Secretary General. The documents of the National Assembly’s Administrative Committee regulating internal order in the buildings used by the National Assembly are available on the National Assembly’s website www.parlament.rs.


How much did an average day of the National Assembly in session cost in 2014?

The gross daily variable expenses of a National Assembly session in 2014 cost 1,437,381 RSD.


How do the MPs account for the expenses of coming to the sessions of the National Assembly and its working bodies by private car?

The National Assembly Support Service keeps official attendance records for the sessions of the National Assembly and its working bodies. Also, the MPs who come to the sessions of the National Assembly and its working bodies by private car, sign a statement confirming the use of their private car, stating the license plate, length of the drive, number of kilometers travelled and the date of the sitting of the National Assembly, i.e. its working body. Based on the official records kept by the National Assembly Support Service and the MPs’ signed statements, the National Assembly Support Service – Financial and Material Affairs Sector fills a payment order for the appropriate reimbursement containing: the MP’s first and last name, grounds for reimbursement of expenses (session, working body) and the calculated expense reimbursement signed by the liquidator, treasurer and MP being reimbursed.


How much is an MP’s salary?

An MP’s net salary is 75,886.40 RSD*.

*According to the NARS Administrative Committee decision 28 No.120-295/06 of 3 February 2005 on the salary base for elected officials at the National Assembly;

Pursuant to Article 6, paragraph 1 of the Law on Net Income Reduction for Public Sector Employees (Official Gazette of RS, No.108/13) and the Rulebook on Manner of Net Income Reduction for Public Sector Employees (Official Gazette of RS, No.115/13, 8/14) regulating the manner of reduction of net income and other wages earned by persons considered public sector employees, in line with the abovementioned Law, all net income exceeding 60,000 RSD is to be reduced by 20%, while that exceeding 100,000 RSD is to be reduced by additional 25%. The implementation of the abovementioned Law began on 1 January 2014.

Pursuant to Article 5, paragraph 1 of the Law on temporary regulation of salary i.e. wages and other steady income calculation and payment bases of public fund users (Official Gazette of RS, No.116/14) the competent committee passed a Decision on the reduction of the MPs’ net salary base.

In line with the abovementioned, starting from 1 December 2014 the MP’s salary is: 7,941.60 (net base) X 8.6 (coefficient) = 68,297.76 RSD (net).


How much is the MP supplement?

All MPs have the right to a supplement in the form of a monthly lump sum for the performance of MP duties in an electoral unit, in the amount of 40% of the salary earned by an MP fully employed at the National Assembly.

The MP supplement is the same for all the MPs – 30,354.00 RSD.


The MPs’ right to a supplement in the form of a monthly lump sum in the amount of 40% of the salary earned by an MP fully employed at the National Assembly is established by Article 9 of the Law on MPs’ Salaries at the National Assembly and the Decision of the competent committee meaning that, according to the new Law on temporary regulation of salary i.e. wages and other steady income calculation and payment bases of public fund users, the MP supplement has also been reduced since, as of 1 December 2014, it is calculated according to the new, reduced salary.



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