In line with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s statement that the lowest civil servant salary will be increased to 22 thousand liras, if the law proposal submitted to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey is enacted, the lowest civil servant salary, including family allowance, will increase from 11 thousand 848 lira to 22 thousand 17 lira.
According to the information obtained from the Ministry of Treasury and Finance, the increases in the financial and social rights of public officials in 2023 were determined by the “6th Term Collective Agreement Covering the Years 2022 and 2023 on Financial and Social Rights for General Public Officials and Service Branches”.
Accordingly, an increase of 6 percent was envisaged in the salaries and salaries of all public servants and civil servant retirees, effective from July. In the first 6 months of this year, inflation was 19.77 percent.
With an additional 11.55 percent increase due to the said inflation rate, a total of 17.55 percent increase was made in the salaries and wages of public servants and civil servant retirees, effective as of July. In the same period, an increase of 19.77 percent was achieved in SSK and Bağ-Kur pensions.
It was announced by President Erdogan that the lowest salary of civil servants would be increased to 22 thousand liras. In this context, deliberations on the law proposal to increase the salaries of public servants by 8 thousand 77 liras will begin in the Turkish Grand National Assembly. If this regulation becomes law, the lowest civil servant salary, including family allowance, will rise from 11 thousand 848 lira to 22 thousand 17 lira.
With the new regulation, the salary of teachers at 1/4 degree will increase to 26 thousand 654 liras, the salary of police at 8/1 degree will increase to 29 thousand 525 liras, and the salary of specialist doctors at 1/4 degree will increase to 54 thousand 959 liras.
The lowest civil servant pension will increase from 7 thousand 901 lira to 9 thousand 288 lira.
(Graphic: Nursel Cobuloğlu Shepherd/TRT Haber)