ISKANDAR PUTERI: The Johor government has announced a special payment of one month’s salary or a minimum of RM2,000 to 13,400 civil servants in the state.
Menteri Besar Dr Sahruddin Jamal said the assistance, involving a RM34.78 million allocation, would be split into two, with one to be paid before the end of this year and the other before the Aidilfitri celebration next year.
“I want to make it clear that development in Johor would not have been as successful without the commitment, dedication and sacrifice of the state’s civil servants.
“Thus, as appreciation for the state civil servants, the Johor government has agreed to provide this special financial assistance,” he said when presenting the Johor 2020 Budget at the Legislative Assembly in Kota Iskandar here today.
Sahruddin said the special assistance would also be extended to, among others, state and federal public servants whose salaries are paid by the state government; members of Johor Council of the Royal Court; the Quran and Fardu Ain (Kafa) teachers; Community-based Rehabilitation Centre (PDK) personnel and Johor Islamic Kindergarten (TAJ) teachers.
Meanwhile, Sahruddin said 2,090 Kafa teachers would also receive a full allowance of RM1,412 a month starting in January, resulting in a financial implication amounting to RM1.67 million.
He said as part of the initiative to strengthen the family institution, the state government, through the Darul Takzim Family Development Foundation (YPKDT), had allocated RM800,000 to construct and refurbish the nursery at the government quarters building on Jalan Tajul, Kota Tinggi, and the YPKDT nursery at Wisma Persekutuan, Johor Bahru.