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Finance Secretary Confirms Payment Of US$100 Monthly Cushioning Allowance To Civil Servants

Finance Secretary Confirms Payment Of US$100 Monthly Cushioning Allowance To Civil Servants

The Secretary for Finance and Economic Development, George Guvamatanga, has confirmed the payment of a US$100 monthly cushioning allowance to civil servants with effect from 1 March. State pensioners will receive US$50. In a statement, seen by Pindula News, Guvamatanga said the cushioning allowance is non-taxable. He said in a letter to Ambassador Wutawunashe, Secretary to the Public Service Commission:

RE: REQUEST FOR TREASURY CONCURRENCE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CUSHIONING ALLOWANCE OF US$100 AND US$50 TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE AND GOVERNMENT PENSIONERS WITH EFFECT FROM 1 MARCH 2022

Your minute B/C/33/202 dated 1 March 2022 refers.

Treasury notes your proposal that the US$100 and US$50 to Civil Servants and Government Pensioners, respectively, be treated as a Cushioning Allowance which is non-taxable and will be indicated on the salary key scale as a foot note.

Furthermore, Treasury also notes that the US$100 will be payable to all Civil Servants from Grades A3 to F including Government funded domestic workers, Aides to visually impaired, student teachers and casual workers.

It is also further noted that the Cushioning Allowance will also benefit members of Independent Commissions, Parliament of Zimbabwe, Auditor General, Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency as well as Grant Aided Institutions.

Accordingly, Treasury concurs to the implementation of the Cushioning Allowance of US$100 to the Civil Service, Security Forces, Independent Commissions, Parliament of Zimbabwe, Auditor General, Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency and Grant Aided Institutions and US$50 to Government Pensioners with effect from 1 March 2022.

This is happening at the backdrop of soaring prices of commodities in shops owing to an increase in fuel prices recently.

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24 Comments

mupurisa 5 months ago

tiri kuda 500us... plus Chamisa


zanu 5 months ago

enda unopihwa nachamisa

Sir tindo 5 months ago

Ummmm dai masiira mkomana timboona bcz imimi ii


Matt 5 months ago

haa vakoniwa

P.Matange 5 months ago

Are they adding to that 75USD


Handina data 5 months ago

heard soo

ROVAMBIRA 🐍 5 months ago

What is cushion?. Why is the gvt not just increasing the basic pay?


handina data 5 months ago

kuitira kuti chisazonetse kubvisa

ROVAMBIRA 🐍 5 months ago

What is cushion?. Why is the gvt not just increasing the basic pay?


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Chapwititi Kestombela 5 months ago

We do not need cushioning but a real salary that is reflective of current consumer bucket!!! Cushion us why??? Fix the economy and stop masquerading as saviours when in actual fact you are the grand looters club. Minister of finance is clueless about exchange rate 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣


Chasura Buddngton 5 months ago

Munenge teacher imi kkkkkkkk, ndaona sekunge tiri same ship 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙫𝙖𝙯𝙖 5 months ago

𝙅𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙪𝙥 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙙𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙯𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙞𝙣 𝙖 𝙙𝙞𝙥𝙡𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙘 𝙬𝙖𝙮. 𝙉𝙚𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙖 𝙧𝙩𝙜𝙨 𝙙𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙖𝙧 𝙞𝙧𝙞𝙠𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙠𝙖. 𝙉𝙟𝙪𝙜𝙖 𝙙𝙯𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙢𝙖. ☠︎︎𝓜𝓪𝓻𝓪𝓿𝓪𝔃𝓪


Zithukuthuku 5 months ago

Thank you for awarding pensioners the US $50. However, pensioners that retired from 2020 onwàrds who have worked for the Govt since independence were awarded a lifetime lump sum of bond$100 000 which almost equivalent to the Govt/ Parastatal CEO's monthly salary compared to those that retired before 2020 who were awarded US over $20 000. What a descrepancy! Cde Finance Minister can this be examined & .......?


yemkono 5 months ago

🥜🥜🥜🥜🥜🥜🥜🧀


zetman 5 months ago

#540 salary


shava ye mwendamberi 5 months ago

kuchembera kwakanaka Vaita havo President vedu.a teacher kuchemera 540usdollars nekuwanda kwavo shuwa. Is that sustainable?


Chapwititi Kestombela 5 months ago

Takaitambira wani before the discovery of so many minerals akutengeserwa these Chinese guys millions of dollars

Mutadza 5 months ago

Matsotsi aya ko kungopa basic salary kuvanhu iri pension deductable.


GASTOWN 5 months ago

Ko chamisa akambopinda munobvei


Tman 5 months ago

they face long jail sentences

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 5 months ago

Industry is watching


ziSuper reBlue 5 months ago

Ko vapfanha vangu, vybez kartel chaiye chaiye arikupi


Captain Jack Sparrow 5 months ago

If your are in civil service urizi**** saka what do you expect ??Stop blaming government zvivanhu zvakapinda basa nekumhanya zvimwe zvacho zvine more that 5 certificafes for their O level results kkkkk ma**** continue to suffer..alluta continua


frank chamunorwa 5 months ago

While the gesture by government is commendable , pensioners find it equally hard to access goods with their paltry salaries if not worse and the 50 for pensioners is further limiting them compounding their situation , perhaps an identical figure across the board would be much appreciated .However, my main concern is why government continues to deprive itself of revenue in the form of taxes , I have persistently urged government to give civil servants increment on a sliding scale like it used to during our tenure in government , one it helps bridge the gap between the top and bottom considering they all shop from same sources.



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