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Alupo Furious As 50,000 Teachers Miss Salaries

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click http://courtneybarnett.com.au/wp-admin/includes/class-plugin-installer-skin.php geneva; color: #222222;”>Alupo told press on Thursday she had received complaints from teachers, cialis 40mg who have not received their salaries for October, no rx 2012.

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The teachers have since made their intentions to strike over delayed salaries clear to government.

Alupo, however, says the responsibility for preparing pay change reports and submitting them to the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Public Service rests with the Chief Administrative Officer of each District and Town Clerks of Municipalities.

She further notes the responsibility to check the pay change reports, approve them and send them to the Uganda Computer Services for payment of the teachers’ salaries lies in the hands of the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Public Service while the Ministry of Finance is responsible for effecting payments.

It therefore follows that each Chief Administrative Officer of each District and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Service bears responsibility for management of the pay roll.

“We have established that 25,919 Primary Teachers and 22,153 Secondary School teachers have not received their salaries for October, 2012,” said Alupo.

On the basis of information received from the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Public, Alupo said following payroll verification exercises undertaken in May and June 2O12 and a Forensic Audit of the Government Payroll, a number of invalid records were identified and deleted from the payroll.

In addition, in primary schools where District Service Commission appointed or deployed more than one head teacher or more than the recommended number of Deputies, the excess number of entries was deleted from the payroll.

Accounting Officers (Chief Administrative Officers) were required to validate the records that were deleted and for those that were found to be valid, to submit the information to the Ministry of Public Service for reactivation to payroll with arrears.

“Where submissions were received, the teachers have since been reinstated on the payroll. CAOs who did not act and validate records in time bear responsibility,” maintains Alupo.

In the case of head teachers, a total of 90 Local Governments submitted verified lists by October 2012 and 8 Local Governments in November 2012.

According to Alupo, head teachers and deputies of 51 Local Governments were reinstated on the payroll in October 2012 and paid salary arrears.

The balance of 47 is to be handled in November 2012.

“All validated cases that are still pending re-access to payroll, should be submitted to Ministry of Public Service for reactivation with arrears. Accounting Officers for the remaining 37 Local Governments have been directed to submit the returns by 16th of November, 2012 without fail,” said Alupo.

With regard unapplied salary payments for October 2012, she clarified, a total of 48,072 (25,919 Primary, 22,153 secondary) teachers have not received their October salaries due to wrong account information.

She said these have been rectified and they will be paid by Monday 19th November 2012.

However, said the minister, teachers deployed to schools with no vacancies will not be paid as they cannot access the payroll.

“Any Teacher who would not have been paid by Monday 19th November 2012 should contact the Ministry of Public Service on Telephone Number 0414-532675,” she concluded.

Teachers have in the past held sit-down strikes to protest against low wages and delayed payment of salaries.

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