The Sabah government has agreed to provide special financial aid of RM600 to all state civil servants involving an allocation of RM8.7 million, said Chief Minister Datuk Hajiji Noor.
He said the special financial assistance would be paid out next month and hoped that the incentive would motivate the state’s civil servants to work harder so as to increase the quality of services provided to the people.
“At the same time, it is hoped that the civil service will continue to function effectively through appropriate new normal strategies and approaches as well as complying with the demands of the new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said when tabling Sabah’s Budget 2021 at the State Legislative Assembly sitting here today.
Hajiji said the state government would focus on efforts to digitalise Sabah’s civil service for the future, in line with aspirations to provide human resources needs in the state.
He said that as of November, a total of 762 state civil servants had received career enhancement benefits, which is 5.26 per cent of the 14,492 civil service personnel in the ministries, departments and district offices.
“The career enhancement programme for civil servants will be continued next year. This is part of efforts to give recognition to the important contributions of and roles played by civil servants at all levels,” he said.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency