The Mauritian Government announced Wednesday it had agreed to a 22% rise in wages of public service employees from January 2013, as recommended by the Pay Research Bureau.
Public Service Minister Satiadev Mootia said the package concerns around 8,4000 employees and about 2,5000 public service pensioners.
”The implementation of this package will cost the government an overall amount of Rs 4.6 billion in spite of the difficult economic situation,” he said (about US$160 million)
Mootia emphasised that the government intends to build a more efficient and dedicated public sector, provide a fair pay, compensate for good performance and inculcate an outcome-oriented culture in public sector employees.
”We want also to equip the public service with personnel of sufficient quality to deliver on Government’s strategic objectives,” the Minister said.