PUTRAJAYA: The government will prioritise civil servants in the technical sector in the ongoing review of the Public Service Remuneration Scheme, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
When launching the 2023 National Technical Profession Day, Anwar assured that such an initiative would be done to recognise the important role performed by the civil servants holding technical profession positions in the national development agenda.
“The position and status of those in this group must be elevated in line with the economic situation in the country.
“Based on this principle, I want to express my commitment (that civil servants in the technical profession) will be given priority in light of the current review in the public services remuneration scheme,” he said.
On Nov 7, Anwar who is also the Finance Minister announced that the government would prepare a new set of guidelines before year end or first quarter of 2024, to facilitate the new salary scheme for the civil sector.
He said the existing policy was to conduct a salary adjustment study every 10 years, but the civil sector is already entering its 12th year.
Also present at the event were Works Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi and Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali.