Allowances for public servants and armed forces members and pensions will be increased

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Public servants are set to receive an interim allowance of 2,500 rupees from this month. This allowance has been proposed by the 2019 budget. Furthermore, an increase in the allowances for security forces members and persons with special needs and elimination of pension anomalies will take effect as well. The Ministry of Finance says 20 billion rupees will be allocated for the payment of the interim allowance to 1.1 million public servants. They will continue to receive the 7,800 cost of living allowance as well.

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