Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman said at this year's first Cabinet meeting, Censor.NET reports.
According to Hroisman, the minimum wage doubling up to 3,200 hryvnia ($114 monthly) is the first steps to "restore justice for the employed citizens of Ukraine."
"I want to reiterate and assure Ukrainians that the Ukrainian government, me personally as the prime minister, will do our best in 2017 to make you feel positive changes in your lives. This is an overriding concern for us," Hroisman said.
The PM recalled that the salary of public sector employees was also increased.
Hroisman instructed the relevant Deputy Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko to create taskforces that would monitor the payroll.
"In the near future, we plan to create infrastructure providing the opportunity for the people to inform us about the companies that, God forbid, fail to do payrolls, about cases of salary underpayment or hidden wages. Our reaction will be very swift because we will create taskforces in the regions and cities that will start with monitoring and help restoring justice at the local level," Hroisman said and asked to provide him with weekly reports on the payment of salaries.