Takoradi, May 19, GNA - The Western Regional Office of the Controller and Accountant General's Department (CAGD) has sensitised public servants on the advanced electronic salary payment voucher (E-SPV).
The introduction of the E-SPV is to address concerns regarding the manual payment voucher system.
Mr Emmanuel E. Opoku Mensah, Regional Director of the CAGD said the E-SPV was introduced against the backdrop of concerns regarding the high wage bill of public servants and the commitment by government to have a robust payroll system that would ensure effective and efficient management of the payroll cost, by eliminating unnecessary payments.
He was speaking at a workshop organised by CAGD in Takoradi.
Mr Opoku said the payment voucher should be validated and certified before salaries are paid and the policy is in line with the Regulation 306 of the Financial Administration Regulation, 2004 (LI1802), which requires heads of management units to examine and certify the payment vouchers of units to ensure the integrity of the payroll data.
He said the nationwide implementation of the E-SPV system is ongoing.
Greater Accra, Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo, Northern, Upper East and West Regions have been covered so far with Western region next to be rolled on.