Nov 15, 2010
Damascus, (SANA)_ President Bashar al-Assad issued on Sunday Legislative Decree No. 92 for 2010 on granting a 50-percent bonus on monthly salaries and wages for all state employees for one time.
The decree states that civilian and military public service workers inside and outside Syria are eligible for the one-time increment.
The bonus is exempt from income tax, and covers those working in joint sector companies in which the state has a 75-percent share.
In a statement to SANA, Minister of Finance Mohammad al-Hussein said that granting the bonus prior to Eid al-Adha will be a supportive factor for citizens to supply their needs which means increasing purchasing power and increasing demand on goods and services.
He added that the bonus comes in the framework of implementing President al-Assad's directives to upgrade the citizens' living standards.
R. Milhem /Ghossoun