Post Election Gifts For Civil Servant

Thursday, 26th September 1963

Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew announced that each civil servants would get an ex-gratia payment equivalent to three times the variable allowance to them on their September 1959 salary. Those who join the civil service after 1959, will not be entitled to this benefit. The amount of approximately $3.5 million loyalty 'bonus' will be paid out for the Civil Service Employees. A statement issued by the Singapore's Ministry of Finance said: "The payment is being made in appreciation of the integrity and loyalty which they (the Civil Servant) had displayed during the past four years under the PAP Government."

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