Over MVR18m in Income Support Allowance for 4,500


Several resort employees experienced job redundancies

The Maldives government’s initiative of Income Support Allowance observes disbursement of MVR18.1 million towards 4,500 individuals.

As such, Ministry of Finance confirm the total disbursements made as of 16 July 2020.

Earlier, Maldives government made the announcement of the ‘Income Support Allowance’ for locals facing employment redundancies and termination.

The island nation’s economic drive saw noticeable slow-down due to the Covid-19 global pandemic.

Moreover, government made notification to locals facing termination or redundancies to lodge their complaints at the job portal.

Ministry of Economic Development earlier launched the job portal for locals to file their grievances.

As such, locals will receive an allowance of MVR5,000 for those under no-pay leaves.