CAIRO: Minister of Justice Ahmed al-Zend has approved that employees of the Notary Authority receive equal wages to those of the Technical Advisers and Forensic Medicine Authority, Youm7 reported Friday.
The state notary office, a sector of the Ministry of Justice, is responsible for registering most official records including land titles, a service that requires a fee. Its staff has been demanding financial equality between the sectors of the Ministry of Justice since 2011.
“The State Notary Office yields revenue of 700 million EGP yearly to the Ministry of Justice, and the entire expenses of the ministry is 750 million EGP,” board member of the State Notary Association Mo’menKhairallahpreviously told The Cairo Post.
“Although no other sector remotely matches the revenue we yield to the ministry, we are still treated as inferiors,” he said.
Financial equality includes wages, incentives, bonuses and allowances, and there is a 1,500-2,000 EGP (U.S. $216-287) difference between the monthly income of a notary employee and employees in other sectors, according to Khairallah.