THE MANRAJ REPORT ON PRB “ERRORS AND OMISSIONS” IS MADE PUBLIC
The moment the government rendered the much awaited Manraj “Errors and Omissions” PRB Report public on May 20, 2013, Trade Unionist Rashid Imrith decided to put an end to his hunger strike at Emmanuel Anquetil site at once.
The government has decided to apply the recommendation of the new wages policy of Manraj report “in toto” as from 1st January 2013 with back pay. We note that the new allowance as scheduled by the Manraj Committee, except for the “travelling” will be payable as from January 2014. The cost of the errors and omissions PRB as set out by Manraj is between Rs 925 million and Rs 1 billion and is spread out from 2013 to 2015.
The gap of salaries or wages is brought back from 1:8,6 to 1:7,5 between those from General Workers and PS. We note also in the report that there is definitely a reduced gap between top wage earners and low income earners. There is also a possibility of many employees getting 90% passage benefits.
Just to single out some categories of employees out of so many, here are their new scales of pay:
Teacher from Rs 14,275 (entry point) to Rs 31, 475 (Top salary)
Police Constable from 14, 275 to Rs Rs 30, 575
Nurse from Rs 15, 175 to Rs 35,375
Driver from Rs 11, 175 to Rs 20,675.
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As a whole we can say that the Manraj recommendation on the PRB “Errors & Omissions” has increased wages from 22% to 24%
A REPORT BY AHMAD MACKY