PM issues decision on minimum wage limit of state employees

MENA , Tuesday 9 Jul 2019

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli on Tuesday issued a decision approving the minimum wage ceiling for all employees in the state bodies and the general economic authorities as of July 1.

Article 1 of the decision stipulates that the minimum wage for the top level state employee is EGP 7000, followed by the high grade employee with a minimum wage of EGP 5,000, the general director's wage is 4,000. The wages for the following grade levels would range from EGP 3,500 for the highest grade to EGP 2000 for the lowest-paid state employee.

Article 2 of the decision also set a minimum monthly bonus of EGP 100 to the state employees after spending around three years in the same position or after promotion to a higher rank in the same position for all employees governed by the civil service law.

These include employees working at ministries and government authorities, local administration bodies and public authorities. 

The legislation also stipulates that employees who get promoted are entitled to a promotion bonus worth 5 percent of their basic salaries.

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