Gov’t working to improve NIS services -Dr. Ashni Singh

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Dr. Singh was speaking at a recent outreach on the East Coast of Demerara, where he acknowledged the challenges persons encounter while seeking to access their pension.

“I want to get to a point where as soon as you reach 60, next month you start getting your pension, that is what should happen and that is the instruction that I have given to NIS. Now, we must not have this business that people are waiting for a year, two years and you wouldn’t believe, we have had cases where people are waiting for 30 years. I have dealt with people who are 93 years old and didn’t get their pension, thankfully we were able to resolve it,” Dr. Singh said.

 

02- Senior Minister Dr. Ashni Singh listens to the concerns of an NIS contributor at a recent outreach.

The efforts to improve the services of the NIS is a holistic approach by the Government of Guyana to transform the country by modernising state institutions, and the way the staff interact with citizens.

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Since assuming office, the government appointed a new board of directors.  Dr. Singh said the new board and management is aware of government’s expectations regarding the modernisation of the NIS, and quality of service delivered.



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