Published: Monday March 11, 2013 MYT 4:35:00 PM
Updated: Monday March 11, 2013 MYT 7:47:34 PM
Civil servants to get one annual increment on July 1
By JOSEPH SIPALAN
PUTRAJAYA: All civil servants will receive a salary movement benefit of one annual increment, to be paid out on July 1 this year.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who made the announcement, said this would mean every civil servant would receive between RM80 and RM320.
"This measure will involve an expenditure of RM1.5bil," he said at the "Transforming the Civil Service, Realising Vision 2020" gathering here.
The prime minister also said that effective Jan 1 this year, three additional annual increments would be provided after the maximum salary on the salary schedules.
This will benefit some 180,000 civil servants.
According to Bernama, the initiatives were part of the New Remuneration System, which would now be known as the Transformative Remuneration System (SST).
Najib said that in the event there was no salary adjustment or review to ensure that civil servants remained productive and performed well, the government agreed to give a special salary movement of three per cent to those on the maximum salary, provided they met the conditions of the stipulated annual salary movement and performance.
The prime minister also had good news for the almost 50,000 contract officers whose service would end on Dec 31 this year.
He said their service would be extended by another year pending an overall study.