Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has said that the salaries of teachers shall not be either mixed with other budgets or paid for other purposes, but paid to teachers in a timely manner every month.
The Prime Minister made the statement on Monday following questions raised by lawmakers on delayed payment of salaries for teachers and school management budgets in remote areas.
PM Thongloun said that the government has attached importance to the problem of delayed payment of salaries to teachers and assigned the Ministry of Finance to play an actively role working with relevant sectors to inspect problems on delayed payments of salaries and school management budgets and propose proper solutions to ensure that the payment of salaries is effective, prompt, and transparent.
The government also has urged relevant sectors to impose strict punishments against violators of financial laws and rules.
Addressing the 2nd Ordinary Session of the National Assembly, the Prime Minister asked the National Assembly and Provincial People’s Councils to help the government tackle arising problems.
The addressing by Mr Thongloun also touched on the proposed increase in the value of salary index for government officials and civil servants by 500 kip per index.
The move represents the policy of the government to help address living costs of government officials and civil servants, and the unreasonable raising of the prices of goods, especially those necessary to the livelihoods of the people.
The government has monitored and instructed relevant sectors in a regular manner encouraging them to put in place market oriented mechanisms for goods price controls in order to stabilize prices.
“The government will formulate concise and realistic measures and mechanisms to monitor the change in goods prices and strengthen the implementation of laws and regulations and their enforcement against violators,” said the Prime Minister.
Source: Lao News Agency