Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak hopes the RM500 payment to civil servants and pensioners would ease their burden. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, January 3, 2016. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak hopes the RM500 payment to civil servants and pensioners would ease their burden, especially those who have school-going children.
"Inshallah, the government will pay RM500 to 1.6 million civil servants in service and RM250 to pensioners tomorrow as announced in Budget 2016," he said in his Facebook and twitter account.
A Public Service Department (PSD) circular today said the payment would be given to all civil servants who served in 2015.
On conditions the employee had served at least 30 consecutive days, including all types of leave with fully and partially paid leave, weekly rest days, weekly holidays and public holidays from January 1 to December 31, 2015."
Civil servants appointed permanently, temporary, contract of service, interim teachers and those who went on half pay leave are eligible for the special payment, said PSD.
It involves an allocation of RM645 million as announced by Najib in Budget 2016 tabled on October 23 last year. – Bernama, January 3, 2015.