JAKARTA: Following frequent complaints from wives of public servants of not knowing their husbands’ salary and allowances, the provincial government of Gorontalo in north Celebes is introducing a new policy on salary payment for its staff.
From next month, all the salary and allowances of married public servants in the province will be transferred into their respective wives’ bank accounts.
Gorontalo Governor Rusli Habibie said other than responding to the wives’ complaints, the new ruling would enable the wives to be actively involved in deciding how the money should be spent on the family’s needs.
The Gorontalo provincial government is now collecting data on its married officers and upon the completion of this exercise, their salary and allowances will go into their wives’ bank accounts on the first day of each month, according to a MetroTV report.
The new policy is welcomed by married male public servants as they feel it will enable their wives to manage their salary in the interest of the family. — Bernama