Cabinet to debate Bt6.8 bn in bonuses for officials
The Cabinet will tomorrow consider a Bt6.8-billion budget to pay bonuses to civil servants in the 2013 fiscal year.The bonuses, if approved in the Cabinet review, will be presented in the House vetting process of the Budget Bill. The payments will hinge on performance evaluation as per the proposal of the Public Sector Development Commission.
In a separate development, the Finance Ministry is seeking a green light from the Cabinet to revise contractual provisions between state enterprises and private contractors in the face of a rise in the daily minimum wage to Bt300.
The contractors could not absorb the additional cost incurred by the wage adjustment, which took effect from April 1. The contractual revision, if approved, would allow state enterprises to pay for the additional cost in lieu of contractors.
The Interior Ministry will seek Cabinet approval for a pay hike for administrators and councillors of Pattaya City.
Under the new pay scale, the salary of the Pattaya mayor will increase from Bt46,280 to Bt55,530.
Four deputy mayors will each receive Bt30,540, a raise from Bt25,450. The city mayor's secretary will get a raise from Bt16,200 to Bt19,440.
Four assistant secretaries will each be paid Bt13,880, an increase from Bt11,570.
The pay for the mayor's chief adviser will be Bt16,650, up from Bt13,880. The other four advisers will each be paid Bt13,880, up from Bt11,570.
The Pattaya council chairman will get a raise from Bt25,450 to Bt30,540. The chairman's two deputies will each be paid Bt24,990, an increase from Bt20,830. The 21 councillors will each have their pay raised from Bt16,220 to Bt19,440.
The per diem allowances for Pattaya officials will increase from Bt250 to Bt500 per committee meeting and from Bt200 to Bt400 per subcommittee meeting.
For local officials not affiliated with Pattaya City, their allowances will be Bt800 per committee meeting and Bt600 per subcommittee meeting.
The allowances for other officials will be Bt1,000 per committee meeting and Bt800 per subcommittee meeting.