Amount issued in surplus as salary to health sector workers by mistake to be retrieved

Finance Minister Ibrahim Ameer. (Sun Photo/Mohamed Muzain Nazim)

Finance Ministry has stated that they are currently working on retrieving the surplus amount given to some health sector workers as part of last month’s salary – by mistake.

In this regard, the Ministry noted that in issuing last month’s salary – some employees have received more than their allocated salary, whereas the remaining had received lesser than their allocated salary. The salaries of 1796 health sector employees have been affected this way.

The Ministry further detailed that the mistake was noticed last night around 7:45 – when the digits recorded on the salary sheet had been amiss.

Additionally, the Ministry also stated that they were working alongside relevant authorities to retrieve the surplus amount issued to employees by mistake – in addition to paying the remaining sum of their allocated salary for the employees who had received less – as stipulated in the Public Finance Regulation.

The Ministry also stressed that all matters pertaining to the issuance of salary has now been arranged in a way that such a mistake can never happen again in the future.