Late attendance per month

Punishment

  • The first four days

Deduction of one-day annual leave

  • The next three days

Deduction of one-day annual leave

  • The next two days

Deduction of one-day annual leave; then

  • Each of one day

Deduction of one-day annual leave

 

Please note that all staff members are required to do your fingerprint scan to record your time attendance into the office; otherwise, it would be considered as a late attendance.

 

The above-mentioned rule will take effect starting March 2019 onwards.

 

 

Reference           :  Administrative Circular 2019 No.1

Date                     :  25 February 2019

Value Added Tax

SEAMEO Secretariat is not eligible for VAT exemption in respect of the purchase of goods and services in Thailand according to the response from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as follows:

  1. According to the Agreement between SEAMES and the Government of Thailand, there is no provision to the effect that SEAMES shall be exempted from indirect tax or VAT and/or SEAMES shall be accorded the same treatment as accorded to the diplomatic mission, the UN or specialized agencies of the UN.
  2. SEAMES is not considered as having status of an organ of the UN or specialized agencies of the UN.

(Reference: Ministry of Foreign Affairs€™ letter Ref. No. 0304/48688 dated 4 August 2535 (1992)

Privileges and Immunities: TAX
 
 

Exemption of Personal Income Tax

The SEAMEO Secretariat staff are exempted from Personal Income Tax according to Article 12 item b) of the Agreement between the Government of Thailand and SEAMEO regarding the Headquarters of SEAMEO in Thailanddated 9 October 2513 B.E. [1970], cited below.

Article 12

1. International officials whose name are communicated to and approved by appropriate Thai authorities shall be:
a) ...
b) exempt from all direct taxation on salaries and emoluments paid to them by the organization;

As confirmed by the correspondences below, the Secretariat staff do not have to submit the personal income tax form [ภ.ง.ด.9].

Ref: 273/16 dated 15 February 2516 B.E. [Letter to DG of Revenue Department]
Ref: กค.0806/5018 dated 1 May 2516 B.E. [Letter from the Revenue Department to SEAMES]

SEAMEO SPAFA and SEAMEO RIHED also enjoy the same as they are recognized by GOT as the subordinate bodies of SEAMEO.

Ref: กต.0803/25111 dated 5 June 2521 B.E. [Letter from Ministry of Foreign Affairs to SEAMES]

Please click to view the MOUs : SEAMEO SPAFA and SEAMEO RIHED.

In the case of SEAMEO TROPMED, which was established earlier, an enquiry [Ref: 344/2516 dated 28 February 2516 B.E.] was sent to the Revenue Department but no reply. However, The clarification was given on this matter by the former Administrative Officer in the memorandum, dated 31 May 1983.

Standard Immunities and Privileges of SEAMEO Units

At the 44th SEAMEO Council Conference, In-Camera Session, the Secretariat presented the working paper of Proposal on Standard Immunities and Privileges of SEAMEO Units. The paper served as a document for discussion on the concerns relating to privileges and immunities enjoyed by SEAMEO Units. The paper also sought approval of the 44th SEAMEO Council Conference on the set of standard privileges and immunities that should be granted to all SEAMEO Units.

Resolution:

I. The 44th SEAMEO Council Conference, In-Camera Session approved the set of standard privileges and immunities listed below, subject to the existing law of the respective countries where the regional centres are located:

Centre

  1. Tax-exemption on Imports and Centre revenues
  2. Exemption on custom duties for Centre property
  3. Inviolability and security of the Centre premises
  4. Protection and restrictions in undertaking Centre operations
  5. Security and inviolability of Centre records and communications
  6. Holding foreign currency accounts and inviolability of financial accounts

Staff

  1. Privileges and immunities of the Centre Director
    • Exemption on personal income tax
    • Import privileges on personal effects and vehicle
  2. Privileges and immunities of international staff (Professional Category) and their dependants
    • Exemption on personal income tax
    • Import privileges on personal effects and vehicle
  3. Tax-exemption on salaries paid to local staff (General Service Category)

II. The 44th SEAMEO Council Conference, In-Camera Session approved that minimum set of standard privileges and immunities as aforementioned and subject to the existing law of the respective countries, be sought for all SEAMEO Units except some SEAMEO TROPMED Centres.

Reference: Final Report of the 44th SEAMEO Council Conference, In-Camera Session (MC-44/IC/WP/4)

Flexible Working Hours

With effect from January 2009, there are two options of working hours for staff at the SEAMEO Secretariat as follows:

 

Options

Day

Working Hours

Lunch Break

Working Hours

1

Monday - Friday

0830 - 1200

1200 - 1300

1300 - 1630

2

Monday - Friday

0900 - 1200

1200 - 1300

1300 - 1700

 

All staff members have the opportunity to select the option most convenient to them and seek approval from the concerned direct supervisor. The working hours may be changed on a three-month basis.

Reference: Internal Memorandum dated 18 December 2008