PM Reaffirms Government’s High Attention to Civil Servants

Prime Minister SamdechAkkaMohaSenaPadeiTecho Hun Sen has reaffirmed the Royal Government's high attention to improving the living standard of civil servants.

The Royal Government now spends more than 50 percent of the current expenditure on staff costs, while it should be only 40 percent of the current expenditure or 4 percent of GDP as stated in the country's macroeconomic management policy, underlined the Premier at the graduation ceremony and the opening ceremony of a training course of the Royal School of Administration held at the National Institute of Education in Phnom Penh this morning.

The minimum monthly salary of civil servants and armed forces is not lower than 1 million Riel (about US$250), he added.

In this fifth mandate, the Royal Government of Cambodia has worked hard on the reform of public administration along with the judicial and military reforms, said SamdechTecho Hun Sen, highlighting some achievements in the public administration reform which contributed significantly to reducing corruption such as banking payroll services for civil servants, e-tax payment, online business registration, and so on.

Cambodia employs some 206,000 civil servants, 40 percent of them are women, show the figures from the Ministry of Civil Service.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press