CAGD to embark on a biodata verification operation

In order to connect the National Identification Authority (NIA) numbers with the pension database, the Controller and Accountant General’s Department (CAGD) has begun a national identification card and biometric data verification operation for CAP 30 retirees.

The early-this-month procedure also aimed to purge the database to guarantee that payments were paid to legitimate pensioners.

According to a statement released to the Daily Graphic in Accra yesterday and signed by the Controller and Accountant General, Kwasi Kwaning-Bosompem, the verification exercise would take place in room 103 of the CAGD headquarters, all CAGD regional offices, various pension association offices and meeting places, and finance offices of all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs).

It stated that the practice would terminate this year on August 31.

Pensioners who qualify

In order to ensure that they continue to receive their pension payments without interruption, it advised all eligible pensioners to follow the deadline.The verification process will last for two months, starting on July 3, 2023, and ending on August 31, 2023.

The statement emphasized that “all eligible pensioners must comply with the timeframe to ensure they continue to receive their pension benefits without interruption.”

The statement stated that “all pensioners must produce the Ghana Card (copy of the front and back), pension advise, and Pension Form One to facilitate smooth and successful verification.

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It went on to say that pensioners who lacked the Pension Advice and Pension Form One could still visit the authorized verification centers and physically present the front and back copies of their pension identity card.

Retirees abroad

The CAGD announcement mentioned Ghanaian CAP 30 retirees who were living overseas and claimed they were also needed to take part in the verification process.

In that regard, it exhorted them to deliver copies of the necessary paperwork to their respective embassies abroad.

The statement also advised pensioners to contact the nearest CAGD regional office and finance offices of any MMDAs for any clarification regarding the CAP 30 pension and verification exercise. “Those who do not have the Ghana Card must still submit the other documents together with their completed life certificates to the missions while taking steps to obtain their Ghana Card,” it continued.

There are currently 25, 372 CAP 30 pensioners in the Greater Accra Region and 8, 869 in the Ashanti Region.

3, 898 people reside in the Bono and Ahafo regions, 4, 745 in Central, 8, 153 in Eastern, and 2, 709 in the Northern Region.

There are 1, 971, 808, 5,673, and 4,272 residents in the Upper East, Upper West, Volta, and Western areas, respectively.

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