Egypt parliamentary committee approves 15% raise in military, police pensions

Ahram Online , Monday 4 Jun 2018

File Photo: Members of Egypt's Parliament attend a session in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016 (Photo: AP)

The defence and security committee in Egypt's parliament approved a draft law on Monday stipulating a 15-percent increase in military and police officers' pensions, Al-Ahram Arabic website reported.

Head of the defence and security committee Kamal Amer said that the decision will go into effect starting 1 July, 2018.

Amer said that the increase is an attempt by the state to alleviate the living conditions of both civilian and military employees.

The minimum increase in pensions for army and police will be EGP 125 and the minimum pension will be raised to EGP 750.

On Sunday, the parliament's manpower committee approved a draft law granting 15% annual and additional raises for state employees and public servants.

Egypt's parliament must approve of all draft laws before they are sent to the president for ratification.

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