Staff Reporter

The Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) will pay Nu 10,000 to every civil servant on the birth of a child under the Civil Servant’s Welfare Scheme (CSWS).

This was decided during its 160th Commission meeting held on November 9.

It was an effort to explore avenues to introduce additional welfare benefits to cater to the emerging needs of the civil servants under the CSWS.

The scheme came into effect on November 11 coinciding with the birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.

CSWS was initiated on November 15, 2015, with the objective of ‘helping the civil servants help themselves’ whereby members can receive financial relief in times of need.

According to the Bhutan Civil Service Rules and Regulation 2018, section 24.3.3 states that the scope and coverage of the scheme may be determined by the need of time and endorsed by RCSC or Board of Trustees (BoT), as appropriate.

The general provision of CSWS states that 75 percent of the total accumulated amount through contributions made would be reimbursed to the members provided no single claim has been made upon voluntary resignation; and early retirement scheme and separation as a result of the agency delinking from civil service.

The rules and regulations also state that claims in respect of spouse are admissible only for one individual irrespective of the number of spouses.