PENSION Transitional Arrangement Directorate, PTAD, has concluded its verification exercise for the payment of 17 retired permanent secretaries in Enugu State.
PTAD coordinator, Mrs Nneka Obiamalu, who disclosed this in Enugu last Wednesday, explained that the exercise was to capture all the retired permanent secretaries who had worked for the federal government before the creation of states in 1976, adding that the
retired permanent secretaries left to work under their states after state creation.
She noted that PTAD carried out the pension verification exercise in 2017 so as to get the whole data of every retired permanent secretary and as well to pay them the correct benefits
due to them.
The coordinator said that the 17 retired permanent secretaries were those that missed out in the previous exercise that took place in 2015. “We were told that not all were captured, so we decided to come down to Enugu again this year because we did not want them to take the pains of going to Abuja for the exercise. “We ensured that those who were verified, were actually verified and those that had not been, we verify them and capture their details.
“We have verified nine retired permanent secretaries and from the exercise we discovered that eight have died and we captured some of the deceased pensioners’ next of kin so as to pay them what would have been paid to the deceased pensioners,” she said.
Obiamalu further explained that PTAD had no employment records of the pensioners to
calculate the correct amount that should be paid. “We do not have the employment records to calculate the correct amount they should be paid, so by verifying them and capturing their details, the agency will be able to pay them the right amount they should collect.
“Between 2002 and 2010 some were not regularly paid, so the agency will definitely pay them all their arrears after the verification exercise,” she noted.

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