Civil servants have been told that all government employees who have not registered themselves as government employees using the biometric system will be struck off the SBSS payroll schedule next week. The process of biometric registration is supposed to weed out ghost workers. The wage bill reform agenda is part of the measures adopeted by the government adviced by the World Bank and employed as part of the TSP.
Public Service Commission chairman, Dr Vincent Hungwe gave the final notice to the civil servants about biometric registration:
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The bulk of the civil servants have now been registered for the biometric authentication project and we are now doing a mop up exercise which should be complete by 30th September 2019. We also wish to advise those civil servants who have not registered on the biometric system, to do so by 30 September 2019 at their district office, failure of which they will be taken off the Salary Service Bureau payroll
Weeding out ghost workers is one of the measures introduced by Mthuli Ncube in the 2019 budget as he seeks to reduce the wage bill.
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