The state Duma adopted the law on compulsory transfer of public sector employees by the card “the World”

The state Duma adopted in the third final reading of a bill for the gradual transfer of public sector employees and pensioners to the Bank card “the World”. Banks will have until 1 June 2017 to ensure receipt of cards “the World” in all the devices designed for payments.

photo: Natalia Muslinkina

On the same date, of public sector employees who open new accounts, issue cards, “Peace”, reports RIA Novosti.

State employees who already have existing Bank accounts, transferred to the Mir before July 1, 2018.

Pensioners will receive “Peace” at the expiration of their previous cards, but no later than 1 July 2020.

Earlier, ITsE-speaker of the state Duma Sergey Neverov announced that the service card “the World” for seniors will be free.

We will remind, the need to create national payment system emerged in 2014 amid sanctions standoff with the West, when Visa and MasterCard stopped servicing cards of some Russian banks.