Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and Minister of defense Avigdor Lieberman has decided to extend benefits for conscripts in the army of defense of Israel. In accordance with the agreement which will be signed soon, «conscripts» will be free to use public transport on Fridays and Saturdays, even if they are in civilian clothes.
The exemption applies to buses and trains. For free travel will need to show your military ID card («hoger»). It is expected that the exemption will take effect within a few weeks. Cost benefits are estimated at 30 million shekels a year, it will in equal proportions to Finance the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of defence.
The press service of the party «Kulanu» notes that implementation of innovations is possible thanks to the new payment system, which pass the Ministry of defence and the Ministry of transport. If you still have the cost of free travel for servicemen is calculated approximately on the basis of polls and projections, under the new rules conscripts will be applying the «hoger» to the reader in the bus and thus commit your own trip. So far this system has been successfully applied in trains. The Ministry of defence will pay the actual amount committed by trips.
«Earlier we made a key modification, increasing the salary of the soldiers by 50%, and now we are taking another important step to assist, commented on the decision of the Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon. — It’s our sons and daughters, they protect us all, and it’s the least we can thank them.»