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 Refer the Pension Circular No. 01/2019 issued for the implementation of Public Administration Circular No. 14/2019 dated 31.05.2013 issued to revise the pensions of all public officers retired on or before 01/01/2017 as per the Public Administration Circular No. 03/2016 which revised the salaries of public service and the relevant guidelines.

Click on this to refer the Pension Circular No. 01/2019, related to the pension revision of public officers and guidelines.

 

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According to the budget - 2019, it was decided to convert the pensions of all government officers and tri forces retired until 31.12.2016 and their widows, parallel to the government salary scales of 2017. The preparations are being, made to commence the said converted pensions with effect from July 2019. Accordingly the Department of Pensions has introduced an information technology tool in order to perform the above task successfully and expeditiously. The discussion with the accountants of Western Province was held at the auditorium of the Department of Pensions on 03.05.2019 as the first phase of the series of awareness discussions on this regards. A lengthy discussion was held therein on the entitlement of benefits, performing the relevant duty expeditiously. It has been estimated that the pensions of the pensioners served 25 years is increased in 43% annually by this new pension conversion and therefore nearly Rs. 2,000 of additional cost will be spent per month. Therefore, it is believed that over 500,000 pensioners who retired prior to 01.01.2017 will be benefited.

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The officers of the Department of Pensions pledge to dedicate their best to inherit a drug free country for the future generation with the intention to make the all Sri Lankans a higher nation free form drugs at the department premises on 03.04.2019 parallel to the Bakmaha Diwuruma- National Drugs Eradication Programme, implemented accordingly the sustainable development concept of the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena to establish a drug free country.

More than 50% from socio-cultural and economic crises can be prevented through a national drug prevention policy and the Director General of Pensions addressed the department officers with a short speech emphasizing the importance of assisting the drug eradication operation implemented as per the decisions taken by the His Excellency the President as the head of the state and Prime Minister including the cabinet.

The Director General of Pensions stated the use and trade of poisonous drugs is banned according to the Buddhism and all should be dedicated on behalf of the drug eradication national policy as one nation irrespective to their religion and races, not limiting the Bakmaha Diwuruma for the minute it taken the pledge.

Further, the officials were requested to provide the information of drug dealers who made the nation a pray to the institutes the government is regularly informed by the media if any. The short event was concluded after singing the theme song of the drug eradication program.