More than $200M for Police and Teaching Service Commissions

DPI, Guyana, Monday, November 19, 2018

The Committee of Supply of the National Assembly has approved the sum of $255,412,000 for the work of the Public and Police Service Commission, and the Teaching Service Commission.

The sum of $146,317,000 was approved to form part of the Estimates of the Public Sector for 2019 for the Public and Police Service Commission’s Current and Captial estimates.

This approval follows a proposed eight per cent cut to the $1,845,416,000 amount submitted by Parliament Office, by Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan.

According to the Finance Minister, the proposed amount represents 92 per cent of that requested and 62 per cent more than that approved for the agency in 2017. In addition, Minister Jordan said that the allocation takes into consideration the economic outlook for 2019.

Further, the Committee approved the sum of $109,095,000 to form part of the Estimates of the Public Sector for the period ending December 31, 2019, for the Teaching Service Commission. The approved sum represents 96 per cent of the requested $113,362,000.

The consideration of proposed budgetary allocations for Constitutional Agencies followed an earlier suspension of the 99th Sitting of the National Assembly, to allow for members of the House to resolve their differences, in committee about the manner by which the submission of budgetary estimates of Constitutional Agencies should take place.

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