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 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?
How much did an average day of the National Assembly in session cost in 2014?
How do the MPs account for the expenses of coming to the sessions of the National Assembly and its working bodies by private car?
How much is an MP’s salary?
*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?
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.