[www.inewsguyana.com] – Government is targeting the clearing of the backlog of National Insurance Scheme (NIS) contributions by the end of 2014, Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon has revealed.
He told a news conference that Cabinet has reinforced its commitment to the public and other stakeholders to have the backlog of contribution letters at the scheme entered electronically and verified by the end of 2014.
He said it was agreed that it will be carried out by a combination of persons including the permanent staff at the scheme, the project staff that entered into the service of the scheme specifically for this project and support through outsourcing to private contractors in large numbers.
Dr. Luncheon noted that there are over 15 million records are to be entered and verified, but Cabinet remains committed to aggressively pursue the accomplishment of this task by year-end.
“Cabinet essentially was being confronted with some concerns whether this task could be accomplished in 2014 and Cabinet’s reiteration was unambiguous,” Dr. Luncheon said.
He further noted, “Everything that needs to be done to relieve contributors, the public of this burden of un-entered contributions will be undertaken, resources necessary would be provided and the 2014 deadline, drop dead date would remain intact.”