KUCHING, Nov 17 — The Sarawak government will give one month basic salary or a minimum of RM2,000 as a special incentive payment to all state civil servants, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg announced today.
He said that the special incentive payment will be made in December 2017.
“The state has the financial capacity to undertake this special incentive payment involving an estimated sum of RM45 million,” he said in his winding speech in the state assembly.
He said over the past years the Sarawak Civil Service have performed extremely well despite its small workforce of only 22,549, inclusive of local authorities and statutory bodies.
He said the number has been contained for many years which reflects their efficiency despite the heavier responsibility and the rapid growth in workload in terms of projects and programmes over the years.
He said the incentive is to recognise and appreciate the Sarawak Civil Service which has contributed to the progress and growth of the state development, benefiting the people.
“This special incentive payment is also in view of the commendable financial performance and healthy financial position of the state, which is attributed to their committed service, prudent spending and discipline financial management of the civil service,” the chief minister said.
He believed that the special incentive payment will further motivate the civil service to continue with their excellent service delivery.