More than 460 thousand active and retired employees and pensioners in the state of Rio de Janeiro will receive their November salary next Friday (3). The December payment, which would have been made in January, will also be brought forward to the penultimate day of December. In all, the civil servants’ payroll is R$1.84 billion.
Governor Cláudio Castro (PL) also announced that the second installment of the thirteenth will be deposited on December 17th. The first installment was paid in June and, according to the government, the two deposits will inject more than R$ 2 billion into the state’s economy.
“The advance of salaries was only possible because of the work that the State is doing in the great administrative and financial arrangement,” said the governor at a press conference last Monday (29). According to Castro, this will be the 13th time that the payment of servers is anticipated in his management.
The governor also commented that the collection of royalties from oil in the state contributed to advance salaries. “We live in a privileged time in Rio de Janeiro because of the combination of the good price of a barrel of oil and the dollar, and this is reflected in the ICMS [Imposto sobre Circulação de Mercadorias e Serviços]. The collection numbers also show that we are increasing economic activity,” he said.
The government also said that it will start paying in February the salary increase for civil servants. The readjustment is based on the Broad National Consumer Price Index (IPCA).
Source: BoF Rio de Janeiro
Edition: Clívia Mesquita