10% added allowance to salaries not increment: Govt

10% added allowance to salaries not increment: Govt

November 22, 2011   03:11 pm

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Senior Minister of International Monetary Cooperation Dr Sarath Amunugama told Parliament today (Nov. 22) that the state workers have been given only a ten percent allowance based on their salaries and not their salaries increased by ten percent.

The senior minister said this in response to a question raised by DNA Colombo District MP Sunil Handunetti during the second reading stage debate on the budget proposals 2012. MP Handunetti demanded to know whether the 10 percent salary increase promised in the proposals was an increment or an allowance added to the salaries.

He said it does not matter even if the government takes the entire time allocated for the Opposition for today’s session but what needed was a clarification as the public servants in the country want to know what they would receive from the budget.

Dr Amunugama rose and said the 10 percent increase was an added allowance to the salaries of the public sector employees.

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