Budget 2022 & Key Proposals for Public Service

  • Extend the retirement age of public serviceto 65 years in order to strengthen the labour force.
  • Establish a new salary structurefor the public service by removing the anomalies in public service salaries with effect from the next financial year.
  • Introduce an appraisal system for the public service based on the satisfaction of clients and Key Performing Indicators (KPI) and thereby motivate them and enhance the efficiency and productivity of the public service to an optimal level.
  • Increase the productivity and efficiency of the public service by making it client-centric and digitizing.
  • Re provide motorcycles aiming to increase the efficientprovision of public services offered by the field officers.
  • Elimination of Teachers’ and Principals’ salary anomalies. additional Rs. 30,000 millionbe included for salary payments in addition to the current allocation of over Rs. 109,000 millionon teachers' and principals' salaries.
  • Steps will be taken to offer permanent appointments from January 2022 to over 53,000 graduates who are already recruited to the government service as trainees.
  • Compensation for the victims of political victimisation during 2015-2019
  • Eliminate pensioners’ pay anomalies by creating an appropriate mechanism. Rs. 500 millionwill be allocated to undertake the initial action required.
  • Suspend the construction of new office premises for two years. It is necessary to utilize the allocated capital expenditure for development activities thatdirectly benefit the public, while productively using the existing office facilities.
  • Cut down the telephone expenses of government institutions by 25 percent and reduce the provisions for electricity by 10 percentin order to encourage the shift to electricity generated through solar power.

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