KIEV (QHA) -

Ukrainian lawmakers approved an amended public sector employment bill, reports a QHA correspondent from the Parliament.

The new law introduces competition-based hiring, draws a clear distinction between government employees and politicians, prohibits high-ranking government officials from having political affiliation, increases salaries and pensions and decreases bonuses.

The above is but a tiny fraction of the changes to be introduced in the public sector employment. Vladimir Groisman, Speaker of the Ukrrainian Parliament, referred to the bill as ‘ground-breaking’.

The lawmakers are yet to approve 1362 amendments to the law before it comes into force on May 1, 2016.

QHA