KUALA LUMPUR – The Finance Ministry has issued a statement that the difference in salary for the civil servants who had opted for the Public Service New Remuneration Scheme (SBPA) will only be paid on Jan 31. This is in view of the extension of the date line to sign for SBPA which was extended by the Prime Minister to the 15 January 2011.

The statement added that the new pay for those opting for SBPA will commence as schedule in February. Civil servants are expected to receive their pay this coming 16 January.