Rs.2,500/-p.m. Interim Allowance for Public Sector Employees

Budget Speech para. 150: "In 2016, our Government took steps to absorb the monthly Interim Allowance of Rs.10,000/- and the Special Allowance to the basic salary of the public sector employees in 5 phases, from 2016 to 2020, by maintaining the 1:4.07 ratio, which resulted to increase the public sector salary by 107% within the same period. In fact Rs. 40 billion has been allocated in the appropriation bill of 2019 for this purpose. As a result of this, the monthly salary of a lower grade government employee will increase from Rs. 11,730 in 2015 to Rs. 21,400 in 2020."

  • Allocation (Rs. Mn)20,000
  • SectorPublic Sector Service
  • Ministry / Government Institution : Ministry of Finance, Economy and Policy Development

Openness Tracker


Information on progress was obtained through the Action Plan and Progress Report provided in response to the request for information filed under the Right to Information Act No 12 of 2016.

Progress Tracker


Based on the information made available, progress as at 31 December 2019 was assessed as 100% of the target set for 2019. The RTI response received states that the required funding for the proposal was managed within the allocated budget, and excess savings of Rs. 2.5 billion were transferred out. Hence, physical progress is assessed at 100%, although financial expenditure was less than allocated.

Agency Openness Ranking 1

Ministry of Finance, Economy and Policy Development was one of the five government institutions ranked 1st out of the 16 government institutions assessed in 2019. The rank was determined based on the weighted average score of 75 received by the ministry (weighted average based on allocation). This score was based on the disclosure of information on 5 proposals assessed in 2019, which were under the purview of the ministry.

Budget Speech para. 20, para. 102, para. 150, para. 170 and para. 193: Fully usable information for all five proposals was obtained through requests filed under the Right To Information Act and was received within the stipulated timelines.

For detailed information on the method of calculating the weighted average scores:

Sources of Information

  • Budget Tracker - Website RTI