JOHOR BARU: The Johor state government has announced a special incentive payment amounting to RM1.5mil for all local government authorities (PBT) staff in the state working as frontliners during the movement control order (MCO).
State housing and local government committee chairman Ayub Jamil said this special incentive would benefit 1,681 staff from 16 local councils, involving two city councils, seven municipal councils and seven district councils.
Each will receive RM300 a month during the MCO, for March, April and May.
Ayub said the payout was in line with with the Federal Government’s incentive payments of RM600 to health workers and RM200 to security forces during the MCO period.
“The state government feels that frontliners from local councils in the state play an important role during MCO.
“They are risking their lives in serving and protecting the people. The state government is concerned about the welfare of PBT personnel in helping to prevent the spread of Covid-19 since MCO was enforced on March 18, ” he said.
Ayub added that payments would be for the three months but would continue if the MCO was extended further.
He said it would be given to personnel in all grades under the health inspector scheme, environmental health and enforcement officers.
“This special incentive may also be given to any officer or staff of the PBT authorised by the mayor or council president to work during the MCO period, ” he said.