Nalbandian: Racism and racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance grossly violate human dignity and give rise to tensions within and between societies. That is why the fight against them became one of the main priorities of our chairmanship.
by Ashot Safaryan
Armenia's Constitutional Court has rejected the motion by ARFD MP Artsvik Minasyan against articles 8, 14, 37 and 38 of the law on accumulative pensions. By doing this the Court left unchanged its Jan 24 decision.
Minasyan's motion said that even though the Constitutional Court suspended article 76 of the law and freed from responsibility those who will not pay compulsory pension contributions till the Court's final decision on the law, the State Revenue Committee still obliges governmental agencies and some other employers to retain the necessary sum for the wages of their employees.
To note, people are displeased not only with the law on compulsory accumulative pension system but also with the absurd situation that followed the Constitutional Court's decision to suspend some of its articles: even though on Jan 24 the Court decided to suspend article 76 and to free from responsibility those who will not pay compulsory pension contributions until the Court makes a final decision on the law on Mar 28, the Finance Ministry has still suggested retaining the new contributions.