The Executive Director of the National Service Scheme (NSS) has directed all regional directors to ensure the deduction of Gh¢15.00 from the allowances of all National Service Personnel effective this month [November], as part of the implementation of the compulsory insurance package for personnel.
This was contained in a circular directed to the regional directors of the NSS.
“I am directed by the Executive Director to inform you that the National Service premium deduction will take effect from 1st November 2017. You are required to deduct GH¢15 monthly premium from all National Service allowance before submitting the payment vouchers to the internal audit. Please treat as urgent and comply,” the circular said.
The NSS partnered with MTN and Glico Life Insurance, to launch the life insurance cover for the over 90,000 personnel.
This compulsory insurance package spearheaded by various insurance companies, is expected to pay claims to service personnel who get involved in accidents in their line of duty.
However some personnel have kicked against it, calling for an optional package.
The claims vary from GH¢15,000 in cases of death or incapacitation, and GH¢3,000 for cases of temporary disability.
As part of the insurance package, National Service personnel are entitled to a GH¢500 loan which is payable within six months.
The compulsory insurance package will also provide free MTN data calls and monetary incentives for personnel and their next of kin