Egypt prosecutors to investigate excessive pay in public sector

Ahram Online , Monday 29 Sep 2014

Some ministries have not yet implemented rules limiting pay in the public sector to 35 times the minimum wage

Eslam Ehssan
Head administrative prosecutor Eslam Ehsan (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Prosecutors will start investigating governmental institutions and authorities that are yet to apply the maximum wage limit.

In a statement issued on Monday, administrative prosecutors announced they would investigate officials who are not applying the maximum wage limit in their ministries. 

Last November, the country’s public sector maximum wage was set at 35 times the minimum wage. The maximum wage was implemented in January 2014 and its ceiling has been settled at LE42,000 per month.

The administrative prosecution is an independent judicial supervisory authority whose head is directly appointed by the president. It investigates financial and administrative violations, and takes legal procedures against violators in governmental and public institutions.

Recently there has been criticism of several ministries, including justice and interior, for not applying the maximum wage limit.

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