JPA: BIPK costs govt over RM1b, no longer relevant

PETALING JAYA (Dec 27): Following backlash over the announcement that the Critical Services Incentive Payment (BIPK) would be abolished, the Public Service Department (JPA) released a statement yesterday, saying that the BIPK or critical allowance was implemented as a temporary measure that could be abolished if it was determined to no longer be relevant, or to no longer fulfil particular criteria.