Special Raya aid to be paid on April 17

PUTRAJAYA: The special 2023 Hari Raya Aidilfitri assistance of RM700 to eligible civil servants and RM350 to government pensioners will be disbursed on April 17.

This was informed by Public Service Department director-general Datuk Dr Zulkapli Mohamed in a circular on “Special Aidilfitri Aid for Year 2023” (BKKA 2023) dated March 23.

Those eligible are civil servants in Grades 56 and below who are still serving on April 17.

Permanent, temporary and contract of service (COS) appointed officers, those on full paid leave, half paid leave, leave without pay and officers on loan, including to agencies whose remuneration management is separated, are also eligible.

The BKKA 2023 will also be paid to MySTEP officers who are still serving on April 17 and appointed before April 17, interim teachers, drivers appointed by officers of Grade B and above and Special Grade A and above who are eligible to have drivers but are not provided one by their departments, as well as drivers appointed by members of the administration, judges and judicial commissioners.

According to the circular, retirees who are currently receiving pensions, including those issued under the pension law, as well as EPF retirees who retired from public service when they reached the mandatory retirement age option or retired for health reasons on or before April 17 this year will be paid RM350.

“Retirees and veterans who were reappointed on permanent, temporary, and COS appointments and are still serving on April 17 are eligible to be paid RM700,” the statement said, adding that RM350 would be paid by the Public Service Department (JPA)/Veterans Affairs ATM Department (JHEV) and the remaining RM350 by the department where the officer is serving.

The circular also stated that the incentive is still payable should a civil servant die on April 17, Bernama reported.

Officers in the highest management group and equivalent, as well as officers acting, loaned, or temporarily transferred, and on special placement to Special Grade, are not eligible for the special aid.

The same goes for officers who were subject to disciplinary dismissal or demoted during the period from Jan 1 to April 17, 2023; officers who were terminated in the public interest during the period of Jan 1 to April 17, 2023; officers who resigned during the same period; and pensioners who give up their pension rights to join a statutory body with separate remuneration.

“Officers who have been arrested, suspended or have been issued a charge sheet by the disciplinary authority will have their special assistance deferred,” it said.

They will only be eligible after being acquitted of disciplinary charges or subjected to punishment other than dismissal or demotion.

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