The Straits Times
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Published on Aug 06, 2014
 

Pay rise for Home Team officers and sign-on bonuses for new recruits: MHA

 
 

SINGAPORE - The monthly wages of more than 18,000 Home Team officers will be raised between 5 and 12 per cent this month, said the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in a statement on Wednesday.

Officers from the Singapore Police Force, Singapore Civil Defence Force, Singapore Prison Service and Central Narcotics Bureau, will enjoy a raise of between 10 and 12 per cent in their monthly pay, while those in the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority and others in the Home Team Specialist Scheme will get a 7 and 5 per cent raise respectively.

These agencies will also introduce sign-on bonuses: $10,000 for recruits who join the police as corporals; $30,000 for those who sign up as sergeants. Recruits who are eligible to sign up as sergeants in the Singapore Civil Defence Force, Singapore Prison Service and Central Narcotics Bureau will get $10,000, and those who join the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority will get $8,000.

The new recruits, however, will have to serve a bond of between two and three years, depending on their appointments in the Home Team, the ministry told The Straits Times.