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PSC says all dues paid

Luke Rawalai
Thursday, January 24, 2013

SOME public servants have raised concerns at the normal wages they've received after not being paid for three weeks.

The public servants who wish to remain anonymous said they were not paid for three weeks and were disheartened to see this was not considered when they were finally paid.

Responding to the public servants' queries, acting Public Service Commission permanent secretary Iliesa Lutu said the Finance Ministry determined the pay schedule of the ministry and the wages of all public servants were rightfully issued according to schedule.

"The financial year for the ministry begins on January 1 until December 31, 2012 and according to the pay schedule all were paid their dues," Mr Lutu said.

"The practice in the past was for civil servants to receive an advance before being paid after the lapse of three weeks, however, everybody was informed through a circular at the beginning of the year that the new accounting year began from January 1 to December 31, 2012 and all public servants have received the 26 pays that was due to them for the last financial year.

"The ministry owes no money to any public servants and therefore we will not be paying out any money on the 25th pay as claimed," said Mr Lutu.


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