By Gregory Mmaduakolam
The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has assured the House Committee on Pension that it would pay additional 33 per cent arrears to police retirees to bring it at par with other pension departments.
The Executive Secretary of PTAD, Sharon Ikeazor, said this when the committee members on pension came visited the directorate in Abuja.
She said that PTAD was doing it in collaboration with all concerned parties and expressed the hope of concluding the assignment.
Ikeazor told the members that PTAD was planning to continue the civil service verification it started in 2015, adding that it was scheduled to continue on Nov. 28 in the Northeast Zone.
She explained that the Northeast verification would be followed by the South-south Zone.
Ikeazor urged the house members to visit PTAD verification centres and have a real live experience of how the directorate was doing its verification.
On complaints resolution, the PTAD boss promised that the directorate would continue to address the flight of pensioners who were unjustly removed from the payroll.
She added that PTAD was determined to bring redress to the pensioners even as the directorate continued the civil service verification.
According to her, PTAD has reviewed over 9,700 complaints from the Northwest and Southeast civil service verification.
She expressed happiness and announced that 4,137 of the pensioners would be pay-rolled in November while all outstanding benefits and arrears to the 4,137 pensioners would begin next week.