Mahfuz: Transformative Pension System May Result In Income Gap


KUALA LUMPUR, 27 Mar: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak must explain in detail the formula used in the new public service remuneration system called Transformative Remuneration System (SST).

Pokok Sena Member of Parliament, Datuk Mahfuz Omar said that this explanation if to avoid a big gap between civil servants and the higher-ups in accordance with the increased grade.

“The issue of remuneration does not give a clear picture on the increase in Grade 1 to 54. This unclear situation will lead to a large gap.

“For example, column 1 grade, the ceiling salary is RM13,940 but the maximum salary is RM23,577.24. For the lowest position, Grade N1, general assistants’ salary is now RM1,321.05. After an annual salary increment of RM80.00, the maximum pay is RM2,000,” he said.

Prior to this, Najib announced the SST based on the changes that are being implemented and input from the Public Service Commission.

Through this system, all civil servants will earn between RM80 and RM320, for a total cost of RM1.5 billion.

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