Civil service salaries are being reviewed to cushion them against the rise in prices of goods and services since the last rise.
Speaking in Parliament this Thursday Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube said basic salaries and allowances would be reviewed together with policies of how they should be paid.
While there had been media speculation about the possible retention of the temporary Covid-19 tax-free allowances of US$75 for civil servants and US$30 for Government pensioners, the Government said it would make the necessary announcement once it was through with consultations.
Prof Ncube was briefing the National Assembly during debate on the Finance Bill, which seeks to give legal effect to measures that he announced during his Mid-Term Fiscal Policy Review.
“We are also reviewing the salary of civil servants. We want to review their basic salary and allowances. We are also reviewing the policy in terms of how they should be paid,” said Prof Ncube.
The fiscal and monetary measures now being implemented would ensure the stability of the local currency and rein in inflation.
The inflation had meant an adjustment of the tax-free threshold and the tax bands, an adjustment that was included in the Finance Bill. — ZBC News online