The Manpower Committee of the House of Representatives, headed by Representative Adel Abdel-Fadil Ayyad, approved, during its meeting today, a draft law submitted by the government defining an exceptional cost-of-living allowance for employees addressed by the Civil Service Law and workers not addressed by it, and a report for an exceptional grant for workers in public sector companies and the public business sector. And granting pensioners or their beneficiaries an exceptional grant.
The Manpower Committee recommended that the government provide it with the executive decisions that will be issued by the relevant ministers to implement the provisions of this law, no later than November 10, especially with regard to the public business sector.
The text of the bill after it was approved is as follows:
The employees who are addressed by the provisions of the Civil Service Law promulgated by Law No. 81 of 2016, and the workers who are not addressed by it are granted an exceptional cost of living allowance of 300 pounds / month. Those who are appointed from among the employees or workers after the date of entry into force of this law benefit from this allowance. Complementary wages or variable wages for each of them, as the case may be.
In the application of the provisions of Article 1 of this law, employees and workers in the state mean permanent and temporary employees and workers with comprehensive remunerations, and those with public positions and fixed ties within the Arab Republic of Egypt whose financial appropriations are included in the budget and whose employment affairs are regulated by special laws or regulations, as well as workers in public service bodies and economic public bodies .
Public sector companies and public business sector companies grant their employees an exceptional grant, which is disbursed monthly from their own budgets, amounting to 300 pounds, and this grant is not included in the basic wage.
And in cases where the total of what the worker receives in the companies referred to in the first paragraph of this article of the basic wage, bonuses and allowances of all kinds, occasions and other fixed and semi-fixed items in the worker’s comprehensive wage, whatever its name is, is less than 3000 pounds per month after applying the exceptional grant stipulated in the first paragraph From this article, the worker’s income is increased monthly, equal to the difference between the total amount he receives and the amount of 3000 pounds.
Pensioners or their beneficiaries are granted on the effective date of this law an exceptional grant of 300 pounds per month.
The state’s public treasury is obligated to bear the cost of implementing the provisions of the first paragraph of this article, and it includes the annual premium stipulated in Article 111 of the Social Insurance and Pensions Law promulgated by Law No. 148 of 2019, in light of the provision of Article 112 of it.
A decision shall be issued by the head of the National Social Insurance Organization with the rules for implementing the provisions of the first paragraph of this article.
The provision of the first paragraph of this article applies to the pensioners or their beneficiaries on the date of enforcement of this law, who are addressed by the provisions of the Law of Retirement, Insurance and Pensions for the Armed Forces promulgated by Law No. 90 of 1975.
It is not permissible to combine the allowance stipulated in Article One of this Law, or the grant stipulated in Article Three thereof, and the exceptional pension grant due to the worker on his own behalf in accordance with the provisions of Article Four thereof, taking into account the following:
1- If the worker’s age is less than the age prescribed for the end of service, he shall be entitled to the exceptional cost of living allowance.
2- If the worker has reached the age prescribed for the end of service, he shall be entitled to the exceptional pension grant.
The Minister of Finance shall issue the necessary decisions to implement the provisions of this law, and the ministers, each within his jurisdiction, shall issue the necessary decisions to implement the provisions of Article Three of this law.
This law shall be published in the Official Gazette, and shall come into force from November 1, 2022.