The Ministry of Finance has authorized the Controller and Accountant-General’s Department (CAGD) to suspend the salaries of employees who do not have social security numbers from the June, 2015 payroll.
“In line with this decision, the Ministry of Finance has authorized the CAGD to suspend the salaries of all employees who have still not provided their social security numbers by 12th June, 2015,” a statement signed by Major (RTD.) M. S. Tara, Chief Director of the Ministry said.
The statement said the salaries of the affected employees can only be restored after thorough investigations are conducted. It advised employees to submit the social security information to their respective Personnel Processing Sections (PPSs) before the deadline of 12th June, 2015 to avoid the deletion of their names from the payroll.
It would be recalled that the CAGD issued a press statement on 6th January, 2015 and a reminder on 19th February, 2015, requesting employees to provide their social security information for their records to be updated on the mechanized payroll system.
The release further indicated that, the salaries of employees who do not provide their social security numbers by the end of March, 2015 would be suspended permanently.
However, the deadline for the submission of the information has been extended several times.
Reports from the CAGD indicate that some employees have submitted their social security information and their records were updated on the mechanized payroll.
However, some employees have still not submitted the social security details for their records to be updated.