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Monday, 10 June 2019

Civil service pension increases given preliminary approval by Egyptian parliament

LEGISLATION WATCH- House gives preliminary nod pension hikes for civil servants: The House of Representatives approved “in principle” a draft law that would see minimum monthly pensions for civil servants rise to EGP 900 and payouts by 15%, Youm7 reports. The increases are expected to take effect on 1 July. The Madbouly Cabinet approved the proposed legislation in April shortly after President Abdel Fattah El Sisi announced decisions to increase pensions and wages for state employees.

Civil servants could receive periodic raises of at least EGP 75 a month after the House Manpower Committee provisionally signed off on a separate draft bill, according to Al Shorouk. The bill, if enacted, would give state employees subject to the Civil Service Act a periodic raise of 7% and a monthly bonus of EGP 150 starting 1 July. Employees that do not fall under the act’s umbrella would be eligible for a 10% raise.

What’s next? Both bills are now pending a final general assembly vote; if passed, they would then go to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi for signature before being made law.

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