A gazette notice was issued by Presidential Secretary P.B. Jayasundere restricting to Rs.100,000 the monthly allowance of Chairmen of Corporations and Boards and the provision of only one official vehicle.
The Gazette dated January 13, 2020, was circulated to all Ministry Secretaries and Secretaries to State Ministers, Provincial Chief Secretaries, Secretaries of Provincial Governors, Heads of Departments and Heads of Government Corporations and Statutory Boards.
This gazette notice had been issued on the orders of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa under the programme of limiting state expenditure.
According to the gazette notice 150 litres of fuel a month or an equivalent amount as an allowance would be paid to chairmen of corporations and statutory boards.
The gazette further instructs authorities not to appoint Executive Directors to any Corporation or Statutory Board and if already appointed suitable steps to be taken in this regard.
The monthly allowance paid to Directors was limited to Rs.25,000 and that there be no change irrespective of the number of meetings attended by them. It states that no official vehicles would be allocated to the directors and transport facilities to be provided only to attend Board Meetings and that in the event any director was being provided with transport facilities outside these instructions, approval for such deviations should be approved by the General Treasury.
The gazette notice highlights the importance of saving at least 25% of the budgetary allocations. (Ajantha Kumara Agalakada)
sam silva Wednesday, 15 January 2020 11:33 PM
What about the kick back. These individuals will be more prone to receive kick back than their assigned duties
M.C. Jayawardena Thursday, 16 January 2020 06:00 AM
Very good and The President is on the correct track. He is not wasting his extremely important time on filthy politics in the country and his only concern is to protect and develop Mother Lanka ruined by Ranil and his cronies for the last 5 years. He will pay bonus later if those appointed can bring profits in the near future. "Budu Saranai".
Max Thursday, 16 January 2020 06:51 AM
Good Great !!!
Lanka Putra Jeewaka RAtna Thursday, 16 January 2020 07:02 AM
Great initiatives! Well done HE GR! We must restrict all allowances given to past presidents, ministers, mps etc etc.
Sivakumaran Submaramium Saturday, 18 January 2020 01:24 PM
Greetings for 2020. There is a difference between monthly salary, monthly allowances and other Perks. These intelligent members will find a loophole not to obey this gazette notice. Please clarify
Dr. Neil Magedaragamage Monday, 20 January 2020 10:11 PM
Extremely wise decisions. We must have patriotic leaders like Gotabhaya Rajapakse.
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