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Thursday, 30 June 2011

बर्मा न्यूज़ 2011

Yangon, June 30 -- In order to relief the livelihood of all retired civil servants now enjoying pensions, their rates of pensions have been increased to the current rates of pensions being enjoyed by those who now retired from service, the state-owned TV announced at 6 pm ( MST ) this evening adding that this decision has been taken by Thein Sein government this morning.

The TV however refrained from mentioning the new rates of pensions.

In Myanmar civil servants, who retired from service, got to enjoy varying kinds of pensions as the Myanmar military government of State Peace and Development Council ( SPDC ) had raised the salaries of civil servants for six times since it came to power on September 18, 1988.

As and when the SPDC government raised the salaries for six times, the civil servants, who retired at different times drew only pensions, which he or she got on retirement. Thus when salaries of civil servants were raised, those who had retired before the raising of the salaries merely enjoyed in ratio to the salaries he or she drew before the raising of the salaries.

In this way it produced different types of salaries, which severely affected those who took retirement before the SPDC government gave a giant increase of salaries to civil servants on January 1, 2010.

Now all retired civil servants will be drawing the same rates of pensions as a result of the above decision of Thein Sein government.

The TV also announced that “the political pensions” being enjoyed by politicians, who have taken part in independence struggles, too will be increased according to the ratio determined by the Finance and Revenue Ministry.

This type of pensions called political pensions is created by the late dictator General Ne Win during his rule of Myanmar from 1962 to 1988.

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