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National Service Scheme NSS begins mandatory insurance policy deductions this month

This is in spite of threats to sue the National Service Secretariat over the move.

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The National Service Scheme (NSS) will from this month begin the implementation of the mandatory GHc15 deduction from the allowances of all National Service Personnel (NSP) across the country as contribution to an insurance policy package.

This is in spite of threats to sue the National Service Secretariat over the move.

Convener for a group calling itself the Concerned National Service Personnel Association of Ghana, Agbodo Williams had earlier indicated that they had gathered enough signatures from personnel all over to begin a legal challenge against the move.

But the Executive Director of the NSS has already directed all Regional Directors to ensure the deduction effective this month.

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A circular signed by the Director of Administration, Paul Appiah Owusu charged Regional Directors to deduct the amount before submitting payment vouchers.

“I am directed by the Executive Director to inform you that the National Service Personnel Insurance Policy Premium Deduction will take effect from 1st November 2017. You are required to deduct GHC15 monthly premium from all National Service Personnel allowance before Submitting the payment vouchers to the Internal Audits.”

Under the group insurance package, national service personnel who suffer permanent or temporary disability through accidents during the service year will now be entitled to GH¢15,000 insurance cover.

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The next of kin of service persons who die while undertaking the mandatory national exercise will receive the same amount from Glico Life.

The insurance package will also make GH¢3,000 available to service persons who suffer accidents that will keep them off their duties as user agencies for a month.

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