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Taiwan's civil servants to receive 1.5 month's bonus

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Directorate-General of Personnel Administration (DGPA) on Wednesday announced civil servants and servicemen are to get annual year-end bonuses of 1.5 month's, with a portion of bonuses issued on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

The announcement ensues from the Legislative Yuan's approval on Tuesday of the central government's general budget for 2014. The DGPA said the issue date of year-end bonuses for servicemembers will be announced by the National Defense Department soon.

The DGPA yesterday said that civil servants eligible for year-end bonuses include in-service clerical workers, security supervisors, security guards, technical workers, janitors, drivers and active servicemembers. Those civil servants who were laid off or retired in 2013 also qualify for the 1.5-month year-end bonus. In addition, families of civil servants who passed away last year also qualify.

The Legislative Yuan on Tuesday shed 1.26 percent of the planned budget for 2014 central government annual expenditure.

The budget for annual expenditure was reduced to NT$1.916 trillion from the planned NT$1.941 trillion, with the budget for annual revenue lowered to NT$1.707 trillion from NT$1.731 trillion.

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