Controller and Accountant General’s Department has suspended salaries of seven thousand workers in the public sector.
This is because their heads of department have failed to validate them as workers in their respective institutions.
According to the Controller and Accountant General’s Department, the suspension of salaries will affect those public sector workers on the mechanized payroll whose salaries have not been validated through the Electronic Payment Voucher System in August 2017 as well employees whose salaries were not validated.
Employees with zero or irregular bank account details and others with wrong SSNIT details, no bank details and same account numbers for different employees have also been affected.
Employees without the biometric registration system at the Ministry of Finance have also had their salaries suspended.
For those whose salaries were suspended for non-validation of their salaries, they will be paid by the end of September on the condition that their heads of department validate them on the ESPD platform for September 2017.
Meanwhile, the Controller and Accountant-General’s Department is insisting that all the workers identified have not been validated.
Director of Payroll Processing Division at the Department, Elizabeth Osei said, “For those whose heads of department did not validate their payment vouchers, we have a certificate that we print from our electronic ESPD platform. We can confirm that their heads of department did not validate.”
“So we have gone through our system and we have confirmed that that was not done,” she said.
Employees declared unknown but not missing at their various places of work are required to submit their activation letters signed by their heads of department to the Controller Payroll Processing Division.
Employees yet to get through the biometric registration should contact the biometric registration center at the Ministry of Finance with the necessary documents for registration.