800,000 civil servants to contribute RM30 mln to Covid-19 fund

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KUCHING, June 1: Some 800,000 civil servants will have part of their fixed allowances deducted for three months as contributions to a Covid-19 fund, says Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali.

He said the deduction will be derived from fixed remuneration for public service (ITKA) and entertainment allowances (ITK) and is estimated to reach RM30 million.

Mohd Zuki explained that frontline personnel and civil servants from Grades 1 to 28 are exempt from these deductions whereas civil servants on Grade 29 and above will be affected.

“Civil servants from Grades 29 to 41 will see a RM10 deduction from ITKA, Grades 44 to 56 will see a five per cent deduction from ITK, JUSA C will have a 10 per cent deduction, JUSA B will have a 20 per cent deduction and JUSA A will have a 50 per cent deduction.

“All deductions for the JUSA groups will come from their ITK allowances

“These contributions are a show of togetherness from the civil service in supporting the government’s efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said in a press statement today.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had on Monday (May 31) announced that ministers and deputy ministers in the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government will forgo their salaries for three months starting June 2021 and the sum will be channelled to the National Disaster Relief Fund to fund Covid-19 related expenses. — DayakDaily