Salary of civil servants to increase from January 1, 2016
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev stated the salary of civil servants will be increased from January 1, 2016. The head of state also noted the increase in the size of benefits and scholarships. The President announced a moratorium on staff expansion for the state institutions until 2018. In addition, the Kazakh government plans to reduce the national budget deficit to 1% by 2018.