Special incentive for state’s civil servants next month


KUCHING: The state government will give a special incentive of a month’s salary to all state civil servants .

This was announced by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg in his winding up speech  yesterday.

“I am pleased to announce that for the first time the state government will give special incentive payment to all employed under the state civil service equivalent to one month basic salary or a minimum of RM2,000,” he said.

Abang Johari said over the past years the Sarawak Civil Service had performed extremely well despite its small workforce of only 22,549 (inclusive of local authorities and statutory bodies).

“This number has been contained for many years reflecting their efficiency despite the heavier responsibility and the rapid growth in workload in terms of projects and programmes over the years,” he added.

The chief minister added that special incentive payment is possible because of the commendable financial performance and healthy financial position of the state, which he attributed to civil servants’ committed service, prudent spending and discipline financial management of the civil service.

“The State has the financial capacity to undertake this special incentive payment involving an estimated sum of RM45 Million, and the special incentive payment will be made in December 2017,”

“I trust that this special incentive payment will further motivate our civil servants to continue with their excellent service delivery,” he said.