Special commission to be appointed to increase public sector salaries

The Government, based on the recommendation of the salaries commission will introduce a new salary structure to increase the salaries of the entire public sector servants and to remove the salary anomalies that exist in certain Government institutions including the CGR. (Colombo Gazette) The salaries commission will pay its attention and make an in-depth study on the provisions of the existing circulars dealing with the payments of salaries and other  allowances paid to public sector employees and will make its recommendations to the Government within the next two months. The Government has decided to appoint a Special Salaries Commission to make the necessary recommendations to increase the salaries of the entire public sector staff and to do away the salary anomalies that were reported in certain public sector institutions inclusive of the Ceylon Railway Department, the Finance Ministry said today.The Cabinet of Ministers had given approval to appoint the salaries commission on a recommendation made by the Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera today.