Local December 3, 2022 | 9:45 am

Abinader’s administration has retired 3,457 police officers

Santo Domingo, DR During the two years and three months that President Luis Abinader has been at the helm of the government, he has granted 3,457 pensions to National Police personnel. According to the decrees issued by the Executive Branch, the retirements with pension rights have been granted, in most cases, for the time of service provided to the police institution, and others for suffering from a disability that prevents them from performing their work properly. However, less than 60 percent of the pensions are granted by voluntary wish of the agent. The sum was made as a result of two decrees, 104-22 and 718-22, in which 2,407 and 416 members of this institution were placed on retirement status, respectively. Decree 104-22, issued last March, establishes that these members of the police force were retired due to seniority in the service, age or for having accumulated the maximum time of permanence in the rank, and the same is described in Decree 718-22, known last Wednesday. In both provisions, the agents hold the ranks of colonel, lieutenant colonel, major, captain, 1st lieutenant, 2nd lieutenant, sergeant major, sergeant, sergeant, assimilated, corporal and private, among others. During the current administration, 202 colonels, 198 lieutenant colonels, 209 majors, 363 captains, 259 first lieutenants, 107 second lieutenants, 118 sergeant majors, 38 sergeants, 29 corporals, 12 privates, 60 assimilated and 10 equalized have been retired. The Presidency informed, in a press release, that the payment of all pensions granted from the Pension and Retirement Fund of the General State Budget Law, will be effective from the date on which the beneficiary formalizes his request for inclusion in the list of civilian retirees and pensioners before the General Directorate of Retirement and Pensions. According to the latest decree 718-22, the General Directorate of Retirement and Pensions will have a term of three months to make effective the payment of the pensions, counting from the date on which the interested party has processed its request for inclusion in the payroll of pensioners. The Dominican Government explained that it made the decisions based on the Organic Law of the National Police number 590-16, which aims to establish and regulate the organization, operation and fundamental principles of action of the National Police, the rights, duties, career status, social security and disciplinary regime of its members.

Santo Domingo, DR
During the two years and three months that President Luis Abinader has been at the helm of the government, he has granted 3,457 pensions to National Police personnel.

According to the decrees issued by the Executive Branch, retirements with pension rights have been granted, in most cases, for the time of service provided to the police institution, and others for suffering from a disability that prevents them from performing their work properly.

However, less than 60 percent of the pensions are granted by the voluntary wish of the agent.

The sum was made as a result of two decrees, 104-22 and 718-22, in which 2,407 and 416 members of this institution were placed on retirement status, respectively.

Decree 104-22, issued last March, establishes that these members of the police force were retired due to seniority in the service, age, or for having accumulated the maximum time of permanence in the rank, and the same is described in Decree 718-22, known last Wednesday.

In both provisions, the agents hold the ranks of colonel, lieutenant colonel, major, captain, 1st lieutenant, 2nd lieutenant, sergeant major, sergeant, sergeant, assimilated, corporal, and private, among others.

During the current administration, 202 colonels, 198 lieutenant colonels, 209 majors, 363 captains, 259 first lieutenants, 107-second lieutenants, 118 sergeant majors, 38 sergeants, 29 corporals, 12 privates, 60 assimilated, and ten equalized have been retired.

The Presidency informed, in a press release, that the payment of all pensions granted from the Pension and Retirement Fund of the General State Budget Law will be effective from the date on which the beneficiary formalizes his request for inclusion in the list of civilian retirees and pensioners before the General Directorate of Retirement and Pensions.

According to the latest decree 718-22, the General Directorate of Retirement and Pensions will have a term of three months to make effective the payment of the pensions, counting from the date on which the interested party has processed its request for inclusion in the payroll of pensioners.

The Dominican Government explained that it made the decisions based on the Organic Law of the National Police number 590-16, which aims to establish and regulate the organization, operation, and fundamental principles of action of the National Police, the rights, duties, career status, social security and disciplinary regime of its members.

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Paul Tierney
December 3, 2022 4:19 pm

At least they are getting pensions. Wondering how many, if any were promoted prior to retirement so they can benefit from a higher pension amount? Suspect if those who were promoted were not from the lower grade levels. Happens all over the world.

How many new hires?

Senor Hemp
December 3, 2022 11:08 pm

They need to get rid of a couple of thousand more but this is at least a good start.