Minister of Public Service and National Insurance Brensil Rolle said yesterday that his ministry has spent $122 million since March.
It spent $3.1 million on new appointments and $1.1 million on promotions, reclassifications, increments, etc. between March and June of this year.
The ministry spent $4.9 million on its special employment program between March and June.
It spent $1.85 million on that program between July and September.
“For office rent, $10.5 million was spent March and June,” Rolle said.
“From July to September, approximately $4 million has been spent. In lease agreements – and these are the NIB (National Insurance Board) lease agreements – $8 million was spent and from July to September $169,000 was spent.”
The ministry spent $10.7 million on gratuity payments and $55.5 million on pension payments since March.
It spent $22.3 million on insurance premiums.
“Indeed, expenditure during this period was consistent with what is normally expended except in those areas of promotions, reclassifications and those areas that I outlined,” Rolle said.
He said the Public Service Center for Human Resource Development offered 50 public service training courses between March and August.
Rolle said 2,477 people participated in the courses.
He said they have been “successful in learning from each course that was put on” by the ministry.