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Administrative career advancements for all State officials will be effective from the 2023/2024 budget year

ByWebmaster

Jun 14, 2023

BUJUMBURA June 14th (ABP) – Administrative career advancements for all State officials will be effective from the 2023/2024 budget year, according to the Minister of Finance, Budget and Development Planning, Mr. Audace M. Niyonzima, who spoke on Monday, June 12, 2023, in front of the MPs, during the plenary to analyze and pass the bill setting the general budget of the Republic of Burundi, for the financial year 2023-2024.

Article 34 of the bill stipulates that as part of the implementation of the fair salary policy, “administrative career advancements (annual wages and grade) become effective from the 2023-2024 budget year”. This follows “the administrative release and fictitious career advancement that was carried out in the public service sector for civil servants and agents of the State, during the 2022-2023 financial year”.

According to Mr. Niyonzima, the same article stipulates that “for public establishments of an administrative, industrial and/or commercial nature, the personalized administrations of the State as well as the administrations of a social nature, the freezing of administrative advancements is lifted from the 2023-2024 fiscal year. However, this measure has no retroactive financial effect.

Minister Niyonzima said that the decree which determines the terms of application of that measure will be released soon.

With regard to the recruitment of personnel, that law stipulates in its article 35 that: “all recruitments are frozen, except for the defense, security, education, health and OBR sectors in the limits of the available budget”.

The said law nevertheless leaves latitude for recruitment and replacement in other sectors. Thus, the same article stipulates that “the recruitment and replacement of staff in all other sectors can only be effective if they are approved by the Minister responsible for finance within the framework of the very law”.