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Joint Sitting of the NA Standing Committees on Science, Education, Culture, Youth and Sports and Budget, Financial and Economic Management
21 January 2021

January 21, joint sitting of the NA Standing Committees on Science, Education, Culture, Youth and Sports and Budget, Financial and Economic Management took place, which was chaired by Aram Harutyunyan and Artur Harutyunyan.

Presenting the expenses of the spheres, Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture, Youth and Sports Mikael Hambardzumyan noted that the 2021 budget envisages allocating 14 billion 173 million drams to the ministry, which is about 1 million 867 thousand less than last year due to the reduction of expenses for educational and cultural institutions in the territories occupied by the war.

The Deputy Minister gave clarifications on the compensation of students' tuition fees proposed by the parliamentarians, the clarification of the losses of educational-cultural, sports institutions, the compensation of the salaries of their employees, protection of the educational rights of students in the occupied territories, selection of scientific topics and programs, creation of techno parks and other issues related to the field.

The Head of the Parliament, the NA Vice-President, deputies, government officials took part in the sitting.

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