Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping, all civil ser­vants get a raise

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping and all other pub­lic em­ploy­ees are get­ting a raise this year for the first time since 2006, after they had been frozen and caused gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials to quit jobs be­cause of low pay.

The ba­sic monthly salary for na­tional-level of­fi­cials, who are the seven mem­bers of the Stand­ing Com­mit­tee of the Po­lit­i­cal Bureau of the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee, in­clud­ing Xi, will in­crease to 11,385 yuan ($1,832.36) from the cur­rent 7,020 yuan ($1,130), a raise of about 60 per­cent.

Salaries for the low­est-level civil ser­vants will in­crease to 1,320 yuan from the cur­rent 630 yuan.

The ba­sic salary is only one part of a Chi­nese civil ser­vant’s monthly salary. Al­lowances are also given ac­cord­ing to du­ties and work po­si­tions.

The in­crease will be retroac­tive to Oct 1, with civil ser­vants re­ceiv­ing a one-off pay­ment for the dif­fer­ence in wages for the fourth quar­ter of last year.

The no­tices also said that, in the fu­ture, salaries for civil ser­vants will be ad­justed ev­ery year or ev­ery two years. (Photo 3)

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