PUTRAJAYA: A total of 98,747 police officers and personnel will get to enjoy a new salary scheme and an increase in the fixed police service allowance (ITKP), Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein announced yesterday.The new scheme, effective Jan 1 last year, would involve adjustments to their salaries at the quantum of three annual salary increments, he said, adding however that the date for the payments of the new salaries had yet to be decided.
The increase translates into a salary of between RM1,500 and RM6,000 depending on the ranks.
Hishammuddin said that through the scheme, an Inspector could now expect a salary of RM2,060.28 compared to RM1,423.50 previously while their maximum salary of RM3,710.66 would now be increased to RM4,962.39.
“This is a continuous effort by the ministry to care for the interests and welfare of police personnel and officers nationwide,” he told reporters after chairing a post-cabinet meeting at his ministry here yesterday.
He said that the change in the salary scheme was in line with the change in the qualification for the post of Inspector — from Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) or Diploma to Bachelor degree or higher.
“An Assistant Superintendent of Police will receive a new salary of RM2,130, which is an increase of RM69.72 compared to RM2,060.28 previously while the maximum salary is now at RM5,170.53 compared to RM4,962.39 previously,” he said.
For the Junior Police Officer and Constable, he said, the Royal Malaysia Police was still negotiating with the central agency in setting the salary scales as well as the fixed allowance.
“For Appointed Sergeant, the new qualification will be based on STPM/Diploma and the number of posts will be about 20 per cent of the total Sergeant posts,” he said.
Hishammuddin said that Sergeant and Sergeant Major would each receive an increment equivalent to three yearly salary increments or from P1T15 to P1T18 and P1T12 to P1T15, respectively.
“Sub Inspectors will also receive an increment at the quantum of three annual salary increments from P1T12 to P1T15,” he said.
Meanwhile, on the allowance for each category of officers and personnel, Hishammuddin said they covered Sergeant, Sergeant Major and Sub Inspector, who would see an increase in the ITKP from RM115 to RM160.
“For Inspectors who are under the Management and Professional Category, they will receive RM300 in ITKP from RM160 previously,” he said.
Assistant Superintendent of Police will receive an ITKP increase of RM50 to RM350 while Deputy Superintendent of Police will receive a RM100 increase in the ITKP allowance to RM400.
Police Superintendent would receive an ITKP of RM450, an increase of RM150, he said. — Bernama