Names of public, civll servants without bank accounts to be deleted permanently

The Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) has served notice it may be compelled to permanently delete names of employees without relevant bank details from the payroll after the close of work tomorrow.

The CAGD notes in a statement that despite a directive requesting bank details of civil and public servants, some of them have not complied. 

It could not be immediately confirmed how many workers would be affected by this latest directive, but about 20,000 public sector employees had their salary payments suspended last month.

Head of the public pay roll administration body, Grace F. Adzroe  told Graphic in October, “the department for some time now has requested employees through circulars, radio announcements, press releases and notices on individual employees’ payslips to update their bank records, but only a few employees complied with the directives”.

This compelled the CAGD to suspend the salaries of public sector employees without bank accounts as part of government measures to clean the payroll system of ghost names.

At least 20,000 civil servants in Greater Accra, Volta, Central, and Western regions did not receive their September salary.

In October, CAGD stretched this measure to include the remaining regions – Eastern, Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions.

Affected employees were required to complete a form and attach the requisite information and submit to their relevant district office or the controller and accountant general’s department for validation before their salary could be restored.

Employees with no bank account details have been asked to present themselves to the district office of the Auditor General for verification.

Public sector workers have until tomorrow November 14 to do or risk being deleted from the payroll system permanently.

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