Suu Kyi says no to civil ser­vants pay rise

Mizzima Business Weekly - - NEWS ROUNDUPS -

Al­though the gov­ern­ment knows that the pay rate of the civil ser­vants is lower than other work­ers from dif­fer­ent fields, there is no so­lu­tion to solve this prob­lem yet, State Coun­selor Aung San Suu Kyi said.

“We know that the pay rate is quite low com­pared to other staff from dif­fer­ent fields. I want to be hon­est with you. We don’t have any so­lu­tion to solve this prob­lem im­me­di­ately,” said Suu Kyi.

The State Coun­sel­lor was speak­ing at the un­veil­ing of the Civil Ser­vice Re­form Strate­gic Plan for Myan­mar event on July 10 at the Myan­mar In­ter­na­tional Con­ven­tion Cen­ter in Nay Pyi Taw.

“When we move to in­crease the pay rate, we need to think very care­fully and in­crease slowly in or­der to make it last long. We also need to con­sider the bud­getary sit­u­a­tion,” she said.

Even though it is sill im­pos­si­ble to raise the pay rate for civil ser­vants, the gov­ern­ment will try to use other ways, such as cre­at­ing a bet­ter work en­vi­ron­ment, and also try to make the liv­ing sit­u­a­tion of fam­i­lies mem­bers bet­ter, ac­cord­ing to the State Coun­sel­lor.

For ex­am­ple, the gov­ern­ment is start­ing to build high tech hous­ing for civil ser­vants and they will also build hous­ing for re­tired civil ser­vants, she said.

The Civil Ser­vice Re­form Strate­gic Ac­tion Plan aims to en­sure an eth­i­cal, merit-based, in­clu­sive and re­spon­sive civil ser­vice, pro­mot­ing pub­lic par­tic­i­pa­tion and strength­en­ing the trust of the peo­ple.

State Coun­sel­lor Aung San Suu Kyi, right. Photo: EPA

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