IPN documents to decide on former secret service pensions
PR dla Zagranicy
Poland will use data from the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) to decide who will be affected by a new law to cut pensions for former communist-era officers, the Gazeta Wyborcza daily has reported.
The HQ of IPN in Warsaw. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
The National Institute of Remembrance (IPN) is in charge of prosecuting crimes committed against the Polish nation by Nazi and communist powers and hold the archives of communist-era police and secret services.
The Institute is now set to hand over its documents to the interior ministry who will use only that information to decide to cut pensions, the paper said.
Gazeta Wyborcza added that the ministry will not be cross checking the IPN documents it receives.
Some 32,000 of the country’s notorious communist-era security service personnel are set to have their benefits capped at PLN 1,700 net (EUR 405) per month as of October, while those whose service was mainly before 1989 will receive the minimum allowed payout of PLN 730, the paper said. (vb/rg)