Yerevan Municipality Year-End Bonuses: Head of Revenue Accounting & Taxation Dept. Got AMD 2.2 Million
Responding to recent critiques regarding year-end bonuses received by members of his administration, Yerevan Mayor Hayk Marutyan, in a January 26 Facebook post, promised to publish the names of officials who received year-end bonuses and their amounts.
Hetq then went to work investigating who received what and came up with the following list. It shows that certain municipal department heads received bonuses ranging from AMD 1-2 million. This is in addition to receiving an additional month of wages at the end of the year. (Department heads receive a monthly salary of 346,000 drams/$711).
Armen Harutyunyan – Head of the Revenue Accounting and Taxation Department
Harutyunyan received a New Year’s bonus of 2.2 million drams ($4,517).
Arsen Amyan – Head of the Real Estate Management Department
Amyan received a bonus of 2 million drams.
Vilen Arevshadyan – Head of the Finance Department
He received a bonus of 1.9 million drams.
Zaven Arakelyan – Head of the Legal Department
He received a bonus of 1.6 million drams.
Kamsar Babinyan – Head of Healthcare Department
He received a bonus of 1.375 million drams.
Davit Gevorgyan – Head of Foreign Relations Department
He received a bonus of 888,000 drams.
Artur Mkrtchyan – Secretariat Head
He received a bonus of 742,000 drams.
Tigran Sargsyan – Head of the Development and Investment Programs Department
He received a bonus of 487,000 drams.
Grigor Harutyunyan – Acting Head of the Construction and Improvement Department
He received a bonus of 397,000 drams.
Ararat Khachikyan – Acting Head of the Communal Service Department
He was the only department head who received a bonus less than his monthly wage of 346,000 drams. His bonus amounted to 294,000 drams.
The other department heads received an additional month of wages (AMD 346,000) and a bonus in the same amount.