PM general repeal SBPA, Malaysia Remuneration System Enhancements
/> KUALA LUMPUR: Good news for the 1.4 million public employees when the government yesterday announced a salary adjustment of seven to 13 percent for all grades of civil servants, besides the increase of Living Allowance (COLA). In an announcement that was broadcast live via TV1 and TV3, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has announced a new remuneration system of Public Service (SBPA) introduced on January 1 last, but many are controversial, canceled.
The government decided the employment of public employees maintained under the Malaysian Remuneration System (SSM) will be improved.
salary adjustments based on Salary Schedule (JGM) SSM saw the management and professional and Implementing Grade 1 to 54 to enjoy an adjustment of 13 percent.
Grade and Special Grade C, B and A will enjoy nine percent adjustment, Staff III and II (eight percent) and column I and the Chief Secretary (seven percent).
In addition, the COLA rate in region B (between urban and rural) increased from RM200 to RM250 per month, while for the C (interior) from RM100 to RM150.
the salary adjustment with effect from 1 January in which civil servants will receive the salary arrears. It is understood that the new salary will be paid either end of this month or next month.
This is one of seven results announced by the Prime Minister at a special gathering with Prime Minister of Civil Servants at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), which was attended by servants 15.000 public, yesterday.
He said the government understood the wrath SBPA, bitter and discontent among civil servants, although it is committed to considering the review, the salary adjustment or a new form of remuneration in place of SSM in this year.
“As a government that felt the pulse of their (civil servants), as the government listen to voices of the civil servants through their representatives, CUEPACS, so we decided on January 12 that the new remuneration structure introduced, reviewed, “he said.
Prime Minister said that government decisions are based on the recommendations relating to the remuneration of civil servants CUEPACS and the financial implications of government may be involved.
“The public service is a sacred pillar of government, as any policy formulated, how the benefits of the policy was enacted, it would be meaningless if its implementation is not effective or not effective (because) the role of civil servants in implementing the policy is very important,” he said.
/> He said the government is aware and concerned with remuneration issues raised by the public officials who witnessed the civil service salary revision on a regular basis and the last done in 2007 involving a pay rise of between 7.5 per cent to 35 per cent.
He said, in making its decision, the government should consider the best ways to advance the interests of the people, but at the same time other factors, especially the government’s financial capacity, not overlooked.
“The Government is expecting understanding and cooperation of civil servants to work together to face and confront the challenges of an uncertain global economy even though we have managed to extricate the country from global economic turbulence, “he said.
INFO: Other results announced by the Prime Minister