800,000 civil servants take allowance cut, to contribute RM30mil to Covid-19 fund

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  • Tuesday, 01 Jun 2021

PETALING JAYA: Civil servants will contribute to a special disaster relief trust fund through deductions of fixed entertainment allowance (ITK) and the civil service fixed allowance (ITKA), says Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali (pic).

The Chief Secretary to the Government said that contributions from 800,000 civil servants from grades 29 and above for three months will total more than RM30mil.

The deduction is, however, exempted for those on duty as frontliners and those from grades 1 to grades 28.

Zuki said the rate of the ITK deduction for the Jusa A category is 50%, the Jusa B category is 20%, while for the Jusa C category is 10%.

Those from Grades 44 to 56 will get a 5% deduction, while those from Grade 29 to 41 will get a RM10 deduction from ITKA.

“We understand that civil servants especially are the backbone of the government in its efforts to balance lives and livelihoods. These contributions are a show of togetherness from the civil service in supporting the government’s efforts against the Covid-19 pandemic, ” he said in a statement on Tuesday (June 1).

He also urged all civil servants to increase their commitment in giving their best to the people and the country during these trying times.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had said on Monday (May 31) that all Cabinet ministers and deputy ministers will forego their salary for three months starting June, with the salaries to be channelled to a fund for expenses related to Covid-19.

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