The Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) has cautioned all government workers on an ongoing scam by some unscrupulous persons. According to (CAGD) it has not requested nor directed government workers to update their payslip with their pictures.
It was reacting to a piece of news that broke asking workers to go online to update their electronic pictures on their portal.
Further checks at the CAGD revealed the government salary processing department has not issued any such advisory.
To ensure that workers do the right thing and are protected by the security measures put in place by the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD), it further directed all workers to submit pictures of themselves to their ‘validators’ who would then submit them to (CAGD) for verification purposes.
Information Officer at CAGD, Madam Okuorkor Quansah confirmed the stand of the (CAGD). He said the message circulating was fake since the department has not issued the said directive.
It’s not coming from there (CAGD). We also saw the message, it’s fake news.
The CAGD department will be issuing a statement on the matter soon.
A story making the rounds on some online portals and shared on some social media platforms claims the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) has directed every government worker to update his or her electronic payslip with his or her photograph before the payment of August salaries.
“There is a directive from the Controller and Accountant General’s Department which required every government worker to update their electronic payslip with an image. It could be seen from your payslip that only your name and other particulars are captured. But no image of yours is there. The department in a bid to remove all ghost names from the payroll, bring changes every now and then. It is expected of every individual to have a photograph with a white background attached to his or her payslip and on time too. This should be done before payments for the month of August are made,” the report reads in part.
It further advised government workers to submit pictures of themselves to their ‘validators’ for onward submission to CAGD for verification.