The Ministry of Public Service has denied request by public officers to change of dates of birth.
In a letter dated 6th letter by Catherine Bitarakwate Musingwire, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public service, the officers requested for change of their birth dates following the biometric validation and matching their data with National Identification Register.
“Arising out of this exercise, some public officials’ dates of birth on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll system did not tally with the dates on the National Identification Register,” part of her letter reads.
“In another development, for some public officers, the requests for the change of dates of birth are submitted when they are approaching the time of attainment of the mandatory retirement age, which creates doubt of the intent of the officer,”
She maintained that “the date of birth of a public officer shall be that which was initially recorded unless questionable evidence to the contrary is produced and accepted by the responsible permanent secretary.”
Bitarakwate assured that the ministry shall continue to uphold dates that were declared upon appointment of the officials, advising heads of government Ministries, Departments and Agencies to inform the concerned parties.