Written by: Wu Yan'an
2019-12-13 09:13Last updated: 2019-12-13 09:42
The Finance Committee of the Legislative Council held a meeting today (13th) to review the salary adjustment for civil servants in 2019-20. Democrats have called for an independent review of the increase in the police force. Democrats today moved the Commissioner of Police, Mr Tang Ping-keung, to attend the Legislative Council, respond to Members' questions, and explain the situation of overtime working hours of the Police Force.
Luo Zhiguang pointed out that the annual salary adjustment of civil servants does not take into account department performance. (Profile picture / Photo by Gao Zhongming)
[09:20] People's Force Chen Zhiquan supports the request of Commissioner of Police Deng Bingqiang to attend the Finance Committee in the name of the Finance Committee. He pointed out that in the past, the Finance Committee would also invite individual department officials to explain to the Legislative Council. Democratic Party Chairman Hu Zhiwei agreed with the motion, stating that according to opinion polls, more than half of Hong Kong citizens gave the police a 0 point, and considered that it was in line with restrictions to require Deng Bingqiang to go to the Finance Committee to explain.
The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of the People's Democratic Republic of China (GEDA) opposed the motion, accusing the general public of targeting the police force, pointing out that there is a mechanism for increasing civil servants' pay, and that police officers OT will receive subsidies, and that police morale is very important in maintaining law and order. Ge's party mate, Zhou Haoding, accused the opposition of being too aggressive, and moved to "make it clear that the police force"
At the meeting, the Secretary of the Civil Service, Mr Law Chi-kwong, stated that the appropriation only involved the adjustment of the civil service salary scale, and that the performance of departments and grades was not a consideration for the adjustment of civil service salaries. Luo Zhiguang also pointed out that if members have opinions on the performance of the department, there are many other channels to follow up, such as individual staff performance deviations, there are other mechanisms to follow up, and also pointed out that many civil servant organizations have sent letters to the committee, and urged the committee as soon as possible Through raises.
Police receive 950 million OT allowance in the past six months
[09:00] According to the information provided by the Government to the Finance Committee today (13th), from 2019 to 2020, the Police Force will be allocated about 20.2 billion yuan under Subhead 000 (Operating Expenses) to pay the Police Force's Salaries, allowances and other operating expenses. In the past six months (June to November), the Police Force has received an average of about 11,000 monthly overtime work allowances for disciplined services, with a total of about $ 950 million in related expenses.
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