Civil servants’ remuneration stood at N.dollars 33.6 billion for 2022/23 FY

WINDHOEK: Civil servants’ remuneration stood at N.dollars 33.6 billion during the 2022/2023 financial year, Public Service Commission (PSC) Commissioner, Nashilongo Shivute has announced.

Proving a statistical overview for the 2022/2023 financial year during a courtesy visit to President Nangolo Mbumba here on Tuesday, Shivute explained that the remuneration has increased from N.dollars 2.6 billion to N.dollars 2.8 billion a month as a result of the 2023/2024 general salary adjustment.

She indicated that the personnel expenditure budget increased from 43 per cent to 45.5 per cent.

During the reporting period the PSC recommended the appointment of 23 staff members in the management cadre of which 11 representing 48 per cent were men, and 12 accounting for 52 per cent were women, she said.

Shivute further noted that a total of 753 staff members were appointed in posts below the management cadre of which 82 per cent were appointed in the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS), of which 32 per cent we
re men and 68 per cent, women.

Eighty-nine staff members were promoted to management of which 64 per cent represented men and 36 per cent were women, with the MoHSS employing a total of 33 (37 per cent) staff members compared to the rest of Offices/Ministries and Agencies (OMA).

‘A total of 77 staff members were promoted to posts below management of which 56 (73 per cent) were promoted to the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture and the rest to OMA,’ she said.

Shivute further indicated that during the reporting period, PSC recommended 108 deviations on the financial assistance of which 104 were in life-threatening conditions such as cancer, kidney failures and heart, while four were for re-registration of dependents older than 25 years old who are full-time students at recognised tertiary institutions or mentally or physical disabled.

She also noted that 36 complaints were dealt with of which six were supported, while 18 appeals were dealt with of which one was supported. Twenty-one reinstatement cases
were dealt with of which 12 were supported due to non-compliance by OMAs with relevant laws.

In March 2023, the commission reported that civil servants stood at 105 265.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency