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The government has again changed its policy on Concessionary Vehicle Permits (CVP) for Public Servants and said all Public Servants who were entitled for vehicle permits could purchase his or her first duty-free vehicle after completion of five years in service, but the second permit would be issued only after 10 years.

State Minister of Finance Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana addressing the media at the SLFP head office told media that the government after a review had decided to maintain the status-quo with a slight change of the policy and all senior Public Officials and Professionals in the Public Sector were entitled for the permit.

“The public servants will be issued the second vehicle permit only after the completion of ten years from the day he purchased the first duty free vehicle. The government has also given up the idea to pay Rs. 1 million instead of the vehicle permit,” he said.

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake proposed in the budget to abolish the concessionary vehicle permit system for Public Servants on November 20. (Chaturanga Pradeep)



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  • Bala Wednesday, 09 December 2015 04:11 PM

    Don't give any concessions to these people. You will never be able to withdraw them or they will go on strike and kill the poor patients or hold the public to ransom. They will never allow you to improve this country - and you call them educated.

    patriot Wednesday, 09 December 2015 04:17 PM

    Why only these senior Public Officials and Professionals in the Public Sector are entitle to these vehicle permits, what great service do they do to the nation?

    lkboy Wednesday, 09 December 2015 04:17 PM

    That is good practical solution.

    Wele Vidane Thursday, 10 December 2015 06:01 AM

    So what will happen to the proposed budget?

    Manoj Thursday, 10 December 2015 11:11 AM

    What if you grant a permit to the private sector employees who contributed for EPF more than 15 years or so?


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