The Singapore Government will be giving away S$41 million as an one-off SG50 bonus to all 82,000 civil servants, working out to be S$500 per person in July. Also in July, all civil servants will receive a 0.5 month mid-year Annual Variable Component (AVC). In addition to the bonuses, about 2,500 Division IV civil servants who typically earn between S$1,416 and S$1,813 a month will get a wage increase of S$30.
Over S$9 million has been spent on the celebrations of the SG50 alone. The S$41 million bonus given in the name of SG50 is by far the biggest spending on the event commemorating Singapore’s 50 years of independence.