Firsly, I am ever grateful to His Majesty for granting the “Elaun Sara Hidup’ for his citizens to enjoy during this festive season. May Allah repay HM for his kind consideration.However, it has to be said that some have been unfortunate for not having received the allowance as promised. There is quite a percentage of the citizens who have been affected. Mainly those whose allowance or salary have been overpaid while undergoing service training. May I also stress that this is overpaid allowance/salary and not cosnidered as ‘hutang’. While making the initiative to call the relevant officials who deals with the release of this ‘elaun sara hidup’ we were quite frequently referred to the Surat Keliling which dealt with the ‘elaun sara hidup’, especially at Paragraph 3. We are all very much aware that before the allowance can be released all ‘hutang yang tertunggak’ must be deducted. Although what we are shocked to find out about is that our overpaid salary/allowance (which I have to say was 0% not our fault), is also categorised as ‘hutang’ as stated in Para 3 of the said surat keliling. Please note, we did not want or agree to borrow money from the government as is the procedure with cars or housing debts. Further, that para stresses that cars and housing debts which has a ‘fixed schedule’ which has been agreed by the government is exempted from these deductions. Funnily enough we also have a fixed schedule and deductions have been made from our monthly salary and bonuses. Just because the title ‘elaun terlebih bayar’ is not typed into the surat keliling that it is justified that it is not inclusive? Fair enough, electricity and phone bills are deducted as expected, but it is very shocking to see that we have zero left from our ESH granted by HM just because we had been overpaid. It would have been considerate if a slight portion of it could have been left for us to enjoy for this festive season, but to deduct it 100% has to be said is very much inconsiderate. Therefore, I hope that the relevant officials can look into this and hopefully make amends. Im sure Allah will bless those who are considerate enough to be humanitarian.
Dissapointed government employee.
This post was submitted by syahirah.