“Georgia’s bureaucratic costs
are constantly cut and should made less than 4% of the total budget and are much
less than the state spends on infrastructure and pensions,” Otar Zoidze, Chairman of Healthcare and Social Issues
According to Zoidze, the
reserve for further cost reduction is in cars, fuel and household expenses.
“We must be cautious in cutting staff and dismissing the employees as they are our citizens who maintain their families.
Until sufficient jobs are created in the private sector, we can’t massively cut staff and increase unemployment,
In Zoidze’s words, there are a
lot of people in the civil service who work day and night and get meager salaries of GEL 500-700 per month.
“When the salaries of teachers
and police grow, this is not bureaucratic expenses and a reserve to be used to
reduce costs, but the country’s achievement. The reserve is government spending
on fuel, telephones, repair of offices, and this reserve must be used to cut costs, ” the MP believes.