“The government shall not impose a limit on the amount of additional honoraria sourced from externally funded grants that may be received by S&T personnel,”
Magandang incentive ito para sa mga kababayan natin na Science and Technology personnel ng Gobyerno at para mas marami pa ang ma-motivate o ma-engganyo na mga kabataan na gawin itong future career choice nila.
Wait, there’s more! Ang mga Scientists na apektado ng Compulsory Retirement ay pwede na ngayong ma-extend for a maximum of 5 years. Panalo ito dahil syempre, dagdag kita o hanapbuhay pa rin para sa kanila.
Ang daming good news na nangyayari sa ating bansa. Stay positive lang po tayo at tuloy tuloy na ang magagandang pagbabago!
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PRRD signs law expanding benefits of scientists, engineers
JULY 17, 2019
MANILA — Scientists, engineers, researchers, and other science and technology (S&T) personnel in government are expected to get more benefits under a new law signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte.
Duterte signed Republic Act 11312 on April 17, 2019 but a copy of the document was only released to reporters on Tuesday (July 16).
The law amended Republic Act 8439 or the Magna Carta for scientists, engineers, researchers, and other S&T personnel in government by not imposing limits on additional honoraria.
“Under the law, science and technology personnel who rendered service beyond the established regular workload of scientists, technologists, researchers, and technicians whose broad and superior knowledge, expertise, or professional standing in a specific field contributes to productivity and innovativeness shall be entitled to receive honorarium subjects to rules to be set by the department,” the law reads.
“The government shall not impose a limit on the amount of additional honoraria sourced from externally funded grants that may be received by S&T personnel,” it added.
Meanwhile, the law also states that S&T personnel not employed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) may avail of the same benefits upon certification that they are involved in research and development or other scientific and technological activities.
Retired employees qualified to undertake specific scientific research activities may be rehired on contractual basis.
The law also states that the services of a scientist, who is due for compulsory retirement may be extended for a maximum period of five years.
Services rendered during the period of extension shall be credited as part of government service, and such extension shall entitle the employee to leave credits and other benefits, the law reads. (PNA)