Statement by Public Service Commission (PSC) Secretary on the indefinite extension of COVID-19 allowances for civil servants.
EXTENSION OF COVID-19 ALLOWANCE PAYMENT TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE, PENSIONERS, CONTRACT WORKERS IN VARIOUS LINE MINISTRIES AND AIDES OF THE VISUALLY-IMPAIRED
In September 2020, Government extended payment of Covid-19 Allowances up to December 2020.
In light of the surge in Covid-19 cases in Zimbabwe, Government has, with effect from January 2021, further extended payment of Covid-19 Allowances to Members of the Public Service, Pensioners, Contract Workers in Various Line Ministries and Aides of the Visually-Impaired.
Members of the Public Service, including Contract Workers and Aides of the visually impaired will be paid the local currency (ZWL$) equivalent of US$75 while Pensioners will get the local currency (ZWLS) equivalent of US$30.
Payment will be made in ZWL$ at the prevailing auction rate on the date of payment.
Payment of the (ZWLS) equivalent of US$75 to Contract Workers and Aides of the Visually-Impaired will be backdated to 1 June 2020.
The duration of this extension will be guided by the status of the pandemic as well as budgetary capacity.
AMBASSADOR J. WUTAWUNASHE
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION