KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani stressed digital payment of the civil service employees’ salaries during a meeting on Monday evening with the Director General of Administrative Office of the President, acting minister of finance, acting governor of Da Afghanistan Bank, chairman of the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission and the Head of the Statistics and Information Office.
According to a statement from the presidential palace office, the president instructed the officials to start electronic payment of the civil service employees. The president instructed the relevant departments to share their report with the presidential palace within a month, along with a clear timeline for digital payments.
Addressing an event on implementation of commitments made during Geneva 2020 Conference here at the presidential palace on February 20, 2021, the President said that one of the important commitments of Afghanistan to the international donors is combating corruption and added that fortunately the plan for electronic processing of payments is being strictly implemented by Da Afghanistan Bank and the implementation thereof is a strong step towards combating corruption and implementing our commitments with our international partners.
Da Afghanistan Bank is rapidly implementing the modernization of the payment system of the country and almost 90 percent work concerning the electronic processing of small and large transactions has been completed. Currently all government and private banks and revenue and custom systems of the Ministry of Finance, and almost four thousand markets and shops have been connected to this system.
The salary payments of civil service, defense and security forces of the country shall also be made through this system in the near future.
The Kabul Times