CAIRO: The State Council ruled Wednesday to exclude members of judicial authorities and public prosecution from the maximum wages cap for state employees, Youm7 reported.
The General Assembly of the State Council’s Departments of Fatwas and Legislation met Wednesday to look into the matter at the request of the head of the Mansoura Court of Appeals.
On July 3, 2014, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi passed a law capping the maximum wage for public sector employees at EGP 42,000 ($5,800) per month. The cap includes bonuses and all other payments on top of the regular monthly wages.
“The grounds for the ruling are that members of the judiciary and public prosecution bodies are not affiliated to the state’s administrative structure, and as such are not public employees and are not subject Act No. 47 of 1978 regulating Civil Servants in the Public Sector,” Deputy Chairman of the State Council Judge Mohamed Keshta was quoted by al-Watan Wednesday.
In 2014, The State Council has also ruled the exclusion of Telecom Egypt and all joint stock companies and public sector banks established or financed by the state from the law provisions.
According to the maximum wages law issued by Sisi, the maximum wage is set at 35 times the new minimum wage which was set at EGP 1,200.