The Public Service Commission (PSC) has said that civil servants who have benefited from the Government’s motor vehicle scheme will not be eligible to benefit again for the next five years.
PSC Secretary, Ambassador Jonathan Wutawunashe directed a Circular to all Government departments noting that beneficiaries should have served the public service for at least 10 continuous years. He said:
If the member satisfies the above criteria, the head of ministry shall forward the recommendations together with the relevant copies of driver’s licence and current pay slip (original) to the PSC for clearance.
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He added that after clearance has been granted, the PSC will forward the recommendations to Treasury for concurrence. Wutawunashe said:
The vehicle should not be older than 10 years from the date of manufacture at the time of importation. The Government shall grant rebate of duty on a motor vehicle with a maximum import value of US$10 000. The vehicle must meet the specifications under the Customs Tariff Codes.
For the rebate on import of a motor vehicle to be processed, a member must submit:
- Clearance from the PSC,
- Treasury concurrence,
- Copy of a driver’s licence
- In the case of a member living with a disability, a valid driver’s licence of a designated driver must be submitted, and
- Proof of residence and a copy of identity card.
The grant of the rebate will be immediately revoked once a member resigns from service before the expiry of five years.
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