Health Ministry officials to meet PSD over critical services allowance cut


Modified 26 Dec 2019, 11:38 am

The Health Ministry will hold a meeting with the Public Service Department to discuss the Critical Service Incentive Payment (BIPK) issue as soon as possible.

Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad (photo) said he asked his deputy Dr Lee Boon Chye, the ministry's secretary-general Dr Chen Chaw Min and Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah to represent the ministry in the meeting.

“I will monitor the development of the issue. The requirement of each ministry is different and this (BIPK) should be brought to the cabinet again,” he said via his official Twitter account today.

In a statement yesterday, the Public Service Department explained that the abolishing of the BIPK only affected new intake, beginning from Jan 1, 2020.

According to the statement, those who have been receiving the BIPK would not be affected and would continue to enjoy the critical allowance according to the rates set out in Service Circular No 17 of 2007, until they leave the service.

- Bernama

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