R-TNL approves reviewed staff wages and salaries

John Aganny Deng, the chairperson of Information Committee at the R-TNLA and the spokesperson of the national legislative assembly (File/Photo: Philip Buda Ladu)

By Akol Madut Ngong

The Reconstituted Transitional National Legislature (R-TNL) has ratified the Parliamentary Service Commission (Staffs) Regulations, 2022 and Schedules of the Reviewed Staffs Wages/Salaries structure of the transitional national legislature on Tuesday.

The item which was discussed and deliberated yesterday (Tuesday) came in a presentation of the Report of the Adh-hoc committee of the Parliamentary Service Commission on the (Staff) Regulations for schedules and reviewing the wages and salaries of the staffs of the national legislative assembly or the national legislature.

The Adh-hoc Committee was tasked to further scrutinize the bill and incorporate observations and recommendations into the Regulations and the Salaries/Wages schedules.

After the thorough deliberation, the august house approved the reviewed wages and salaries structures for the staffs of the national legislature including the leadership.

Addressing the media after the sitting, the Information Chairperson and Spokesperson of the national legislative assembly John Agany Deng said the national legislature took the responsibility to improve the situation of the payment of the civil servants in the national legislative assembly.

He added that this will continue to the entire population of the Republic of South Sudan when the law comes.

“The public service plus other concerned ministries including the ministry of finance, they are now preparing the final touch of the civil service of the whole South Sudan without exclusion, For the staffs in the national legislative assembly are now from today onward until the end of their service, will be paid with the new arrangement, this new arrangement will improve their living situations,” Agany said.

He pointed out that, when they will be passing the new budget, this new arrangement will also take shape immediately after that and the Ministry of Finance will be instructed to pay staff of the assembly accordingly after the national budget came to light and passed.

“We are not increasing according to the percentage but we are using the public service payment which is done according to the grade of each individuals which has been appointed, so we are not different from the public service, we are just using the same grade but the only difference is that, these are the staffs of the national legislature, the difference is the institution but the payment are equal,” Agany highlighted.

Agany lamented that, in every live situation especially in the civil service program, you are given payment according to the market rate to improve the living condition in the country and it will be going according to the market which is regulated by the government.

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