Ghana Education Service (GES) has taken a measures to curtail issues of conflicting dates of birth with regards to retirement of service personnel following rulings from the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) on petitions lodged by staff of the GES on some decisions on dates of births of some staff.
According to a press release endorsed by the Deputy Director-General of GES, Anthony Boateng sighted by listengh.net indicates that management is further conscious of some concerns raised by the leadership of various Unions on the issue of such conflicting dates of births.
However, the management of GES has urged the general public and all stakeholders to note that the date an individual submit to GES will be used as his/her retirement age and not the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) date.
Due to the issues of conflicting dates of births on the records of both Ghana Education Service (GES) and of Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) among the staff of the Service, the management of GES has consequently indicated that henceforth the following should be adopted in dealing with issues of conflicting dates of births between GES and SSNIT records.
- The date of birth on the GES official records and not that of SSNIT will be used to retire staff of the Service.
- The date of birth of staff on the SSNIT records/cards will not be used to correct the date of birth of staff of the GES.
The Ghana Education Service has therefore cautioned that the service will not be responsible for any issue arising out of this decision relating to dates of birth of staff with SSNIT.
This is without prejudice to the procedure issued by the Public Services Commission in resolving issues of conflicting dates of births within the Public Service.