Union govt to assess new salary rates after cabinet meeting

A proposal to raise the salaries of civil servants will be sent back to parliament only after the Union government’s cabinet meeting scheduled for 25 March, said Union Parliament Speaker Thura Shwe Mann said at the Union parliament session on 23 March.

The speaker explained the president’s response to the parliament about the urgent proposal urging “the Union government to report increased pay rates by March 23 for the approval of the Union Budget Bill (2015),” which was submitted by MP Saw Hla Tun at the Union parliament session on March 20.

“With regard to the urgent proposal, the following steps are being done. The finance ministry and other departments are cooperating to fix the new rates for salary increases. They will be reported to the Union government so as to approve the newly-fixed pay scales in the budgets of the respective central bodies, the union ministries and region or state government and to release a notification. A plan is underway to submit it to the meeting of the Union government to be held on March 25,” the speaker said.

The amended budget salary for the 2014-2015 fiscal year was Ks 2.042 trillion. The budget expenditures for the 2015-2016 fiscal year amount to Ks 2.643 trillion. About Ks 601 billion is earmarked for the additional budget, a 29.44 per cent increase.

The amended budget does not include details on the salary increases.

Source: Eleven Myanmar

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