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Eligible civil servants in Malaysia to receive incentive payment in Feb 2024

Eligible civil servants in Malaysia to receive incentive payment in Feb 2024

Federal public service officers in the management and professional group, and executive group Grade 56 and below, who are still in service on 23 February 2024, will receive a total of RM2,000.

As announced in the 2024 Budget, civil servants in Malaysia will be receiving an incentive payment of RM2,000 early this year.

Particularly, the 'Advance Incentive Payment (BIA) of the Public Service Compensation System Review (SSPA) Year 2024', amounting to RM2,000, will be paid to Federal public service officers in the management and professional group and the implementation group, Grade 56 and below. This payment, announced by Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim on Tuesday (6 February 2024) and later detailed by the Public Service Department (JPA), will be made on 23 February 2024.

In addition, the BIA for the 2024 SSPA study, amounting to RM1,000, will also be paid to Federal civil service officers in the Main/Special Position Grade. The 2024 SSPA Study is also extended to Government retirees and pensioned and non-pensioned veterans, with a payment of RM1,000.

In accordance with the decision, federal public service officers in the management and professional group and executive group Grade 56 and below who are still in service on 23 February 2024 will receive a total of RM2,000. 

Federal Public Service officers of main/special position Grade (including those currently acting/special placement) who are still serving on 23 February 2024 will receive a total of RM1,000.

Payment will also be given to eligible Federal civil service officers:

  • permanent, temporary and contract of service (COS) appointed officers;
  • officers on full paid leave;
  • officers on half-pay leave;
  • officers who are on leave without pay, and
  • officers who are temporarily seconded/exchanged, including to agencies whose remuneration management is separated where the BIA SSPA Study Year 2024 will be paid by the borrowing agency.

This 2024 SSPA review is also extended to:

  • MySTEP personnel who have served for at least six months in 2023 and are still serving on 23 February 2024;
  • interim teachers;
  • self-appointed drivers by Main Position Grade B and above officers, as well as Special Grade A and above officers who are qualified drivers but are not provided drivers by their department, and
  • self-appointed drivers by Administrative Members and Judges and Judicial Commissioners.

Government retirees who receive pensions, including pension recipients issued under the pension law, optional retirees who have not received a pension, and Employees' Provident Fund Scheme (EPF) retirees who retire from public service upon reaching the retirement age on or before 23 February 2024 will receive RM1,000 by JPA, while pensioned and non-pensioned veterans will receive from the Department of Veteran Affairs (JHEV);

Government retirees and veterans who are reappointed on a permanent, temporary appointment, as well as COS, who are still serving on 23 February 2024, are eligible to receive RM2,000. However, a payment of RM1,000 will be made by JPA/ JHEV, with the remaining amount of RM1,000 to be paid by the department where the officer is serving.

JPA also shared that Federal civil service officers who have passed away on 23 February 2024 are eligible to be given the 2024 SSPA Study BIA of RM2,000.00.

The grant is exempt from income tax, in accordance with the provisions under subsection 127(3A) of the Income Tax Act 1967, the Department concluded.


Lead image / PM Anwar Ibrahim's Facebook

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