No immediate pay raise: PM

Salary: The government does not have any plans to raise the salaries for civil servants for now, said Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay at the Meetthe-Press session in Thimphu yesterday.

He said inflation has been falling and is at its lowest in many years. “We are happy with the dedication and handwork of the civil servants,” he said.

The Prime Minister said that the government hasn’t received complaints from civil servants. “There is no immediate plan to increase civil servants’ salaries,” he said.

“Hopefully in the future, once our economy starts growing, we can think,” he said. The government’s policy, the Prime Minister added, is to increase wages in the private sector along with that of civil servants. “We also have to be mindful of the ability of the private sector to increase wages. Overall, there is no immediate plan to increase salaries.”

MB Subba

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