Don’t be in­flu­enced by pro­pa­ganda, civil ser­vants told

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KUALA LUMPUR: Civil ser­vants were told not to be in­flu­enced by pro­pa­ganda spread by ir­re­spon­si­ble peo­ple.

Chief Sec­re­tary to the Gov­ern­ment Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa said civil ser­vants had been given in­cen­tives since Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Na­jib Razak took of­fice.

“Don’t bite the hand that feeds you. Don’t be in­flu­enced by pro­pa­ganda.

“We have to sup­port the gov­ern­ment’s plan to boost pro­duc­tiv­ity and re­alise its hopes for the peo­ple.”

“In the Trans­for­ma­tion Plan, the wel­fare of civil ser­vants has been pri­ori­tised,” he said af­ter open­ing a res­i­den­tial com­plex for civil ser­vants in Jalan Cochrane here yes­ter­day.

Ali said pen­sions had seen a two per cent hike yearly since 2013.

“Civil ser­vants who have reached the max­i­mum in their salary scale were given a three per cent au­to­matic in­cre­ment.

“They have been given an­nual in­cre­ments in the past two years de­spite the global fi­nan­cial cri­sis.”

Ali said teach­ers and doc­tors had en­joyed time-based pro­mo­tions while civil ser­vants could serve in the same post, with in­cre­ments, un­til they reached the salary grade of su­per scale A.

He said other in­cen­tives were given based on eco­nomic growth.

Ali said the gov­ern­ment wanted to in­tro­duce hire pur­chase schemes for civil ser­vants so that

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