The Decree on Pay Levels, which should precisely define the salaries of civil servants, will be adopted by the end of September. The deadline for adoption of this degree is stipulated in an agreement that our government signed with the International Monetary Fund recently.
According to the agreement, which is officially called the Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI), the Law on the Civil Servant Wage System will come into force as of 1st January, 2019.
This regulation was adopted at the beginning of 2016, but its application has so far been postponed twice, because all required bylaws have not been adopted. The Ministry of State Administration and Local Government confirmed to the Politika daily that the draft regulation will have been finished by the end of September.
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The media have already published a draft version of the pay levels according to which the salaries of medical doctors (specialists) will be higher by 15 percent, while nurses will receive a 12 percent higher salary.
“This does not mean that the salary of a teacher or doctor will be increased the very moment the Law comes into effect, but that they will be included in the system where increase will be possible providing that certain conditions are met, in a realistic and fair manner. The changes in pay levels do not guarantee that salaries will go up or down. The increase depends solely on the amount of money available in the state budget, and, accordingly, salaries will go up in accordance with available state funds for that increase”, the Ministry of State Administration and Local Self-Government explained.
According to the new Law, these will be the new salaries for various state officials:
Old salary ` Proposed new salary
- President of the State 125,000 dinars between 275,000 – 300,000
- Prime Minister 100,000 dinars between 275,000 – 300,000
- President of Constitutional Court 360,000 dinars between 275,000 – 300,000
- Minister in the government 85,000 dinars between 250,000 – 275,000
- Member of the National Parliament 75,000 dinars between 250,000 – 275,000