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Public officers on no pay leave abroad must remit currency

The Government yesterday issued a Circular to grant leave with no pay to public officials who wish to go abroad for employment for a period of five years. 

Officers going abroad under this scheme are required to formally remit currency through the Sri Lankan banking system. Accordingly a primary officer should send US$ 100 while Officers of the Secondary Service should send US$ 200 a month.

The circular said officers of the Tertiary Service Category are required to remit US$ 300 while Executive Service Officers need to send US$ 500 to their NFRC accounts a month.

“When the officer is employed abroad, the above amount or 25% of the salary earned from the employment can be remitted. a concessionary period of two months from the date of departure shall be given for the remittance and remittances must be made from the third month onwards, the circular said

The circular issued by the Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government Ministry Secretary said the period of leave with no pay is considered a period of service for the purpose of calculating their seniority and pension.


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