02 August 2007

Government staff to get RM5 driving allowance

The Star

SEREMBAN: Civil servants required to drive government vehicles to conduct official duties can now claim a RM5 daily allowance.

This will also apply to those required to drive vans, lorries or motorised boats.

Public Services Department director-general Tan Sri Ismail Adam said civil servants required to ride motorcycles for official duties would also be entitled to claim RM3 per day.

“These allowances are for civil servants who are ordered by their superiors to drive a government vehicle, although it is out of their job scope,” he said in a circular.

The directive was made effective June 1.

However, Ismail said that in order for civil servants to be eligible for the allowance, they must drive for at least four hours a day and possess a valid driving licence.

Those required to handle boats should have a competency certificate issued by the Marine Department.

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