Days after senior civil servants were awarded fat allowances, the government has sent a memo to all junior civil servants ‘willing’ to make deductions to their salaries to submit their names.
While at face value it appears this will be for the willing government employees, the memo in fact makes it compulsory for all junior civil servants to make the ‘voluntary’ deductions.
Sources privy to the new development claim the government while making promotions will consider those who made the voluntary cut, thus many junior civil servants are said to be forcing themselves to make the deductions in order to remain versatile in the changing job environment as workers of the government.
Already, the government, through the national treasury, has opened a special account where the deductions will be channelled.
The junior officers are urged to follow the example of the head of the regime President Uhuru and his Deputy William Ruto who voluntary deducted their pay to help sustain the wage bill.
Considering the President and Deputy get every service and amenity free of charge, and are entitled to various allowances, running into millions of shillings monthly, the call to the junior officers in government has met strong opposition.
Those willing to make deductions to their pay have until January 20 to submit their names.