Thursday, 16th September 2021

Monthly pensions increased as Finance ministry removes salary anomalies

Colombo, June 17 (BAN/ AD): Mangala Samaraweera Finance Minister has made proposal to remove the pensioners’ salary anomalies. This will be from next month, the Ministry of Finance announced.

As per this move over 500,000 retired public servants who retired before December 31, 2015 will be benefited by the removal of this salary anomaly. The monthly salary of the public servants who retired before December 31, 2015 will be increased by a minimum of Rs.2,800 and a maximum of Rs.20,000. These pensioners will receive this monetary benefit based on the removal of the anomaly that existed in their pensions.

The salary amendments are made systematically until 2020 for the pensioners coming under 03/2016 and their basic salary will be increased by 107% in 2020 when compared with that of 2016. Accordingly, the salary of a retired KKS Grade I who retired before 31.12.2015 has been increased by Rs.2800. The salary of a retired Management Assistant Grade I has been increased by Rs.5,200 under the proposed new pension scheme. Pension of Teacher in Grade one service I will be increased by Rs.9,200 and the salary of a retired Nursing Officer will be increased by Rs.9,200. The salary of a retired Police Sergeant will be increased by Rs.4200.

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