Interruption of CTMS Service on Thursday July 30, 2020

The Accountant General wishes to advise our valued customers and Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) that due to emergency repairs required to fibre optic cables which support the Central Treasury Management System (CTMS), there will be interruptions of service on Thursday July 30, 2020.

These repairs are necessary to replace a damaged cable that currently serves the MOFPS site as well as and to restore broadband and fixed line service to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Ministry of Education and Information, Parliament and Post and Telecommunications Department.

For emergency support  during our downtime re: pensions and loans contact us at: 922-8320-7 Ext. 2262 or 2170

 

For the Revenue and Expenditure matters please contact:

Mr. Naburn Nelson, Director of Centralized Expenditure

Email: naburn.nelson@treasury.gov.jm

Contact#:876-832-0972/922-8320 Ext. 2213

 

Mr. Mario Riley, Director of Revenue Management

Email: mario.riley@treasury.gov.jm

Contact#:876-543-5020//922-8320 Ext. 2101

 

The Accountant General wishes to apologize for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding during this time. We are working assiduously to ensure the restoration of service within the shortest possible time.

 

Relocation Notice – We are Moving!

The Accountant General wishes to advise the public that the Department will be temporarily relocated, to the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service at 30 National Heroes Circle, Kingston, with effect from Monday March 9, 2020.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this move and are working towards ensuring that there will be no disruption of services.

 

The AGD can still be contacted via telephone at 876-922-8320-7 or by email at info@treasury.gov.jm .

Public Notice: The AGD Needs to Get In Touch With You

The Accountant General is requesting that the following former Government Of Jamaica employees contact the Department urgently regarding pension related matters.

 

Click link below for Listing

Listing of Names for persons to contact the AGD

Please contact the Accountant General’s Department at:
2-4 Church Street, Kingston, Telephone: 876-922-8320-7;
Email: info@treasury.gov.jm; our website’s online chat: www.treasury.gov.jm;
WhatsApp at 876-818-6583

Anya Jones
Accountant General (Acting)

 

Pensioners Get More Time to Complete Life Certificates

Government of Jamaica pensioners will have more time to complete and hand in their life certificates to the Accountant General’s Department (AGD).

“We are sending out the life certificates one month earlier than before, so that you get two months to return them,” Director of Communication and Customer Relations at the AGD, Tanisha Weir Grant, told JIS News.

She said that the move is in response to complaints from pensioners about the short time frame given for the completion of documents.

“The prime objective is to ensure that the pensioners have ample time to receive the document, have the document certified, and have enough time to return the document to the AGD, as the life certificate is the main driver for processing of payment to commence” she explained.

The new policy measure will be implemented this month, with certificates being dispatched at the end of May 2019, to be returned at the end of July.

Certificates will be dispatched in August to be returned in October; documents will be sent out in November for completion and return in January 2020; and certificates will be sent out in February to be returned in April.

Mrs. Weir Grant is appealing to pensioners to collect the certificates from the post office early, so that the mail is not sent back to the AGD.

Additionally, she said that pensioners should try to complete and return the document as quickly as possible.

For further information, persons may call the AGD at 876-922-8320-7 or email to info@treasury.gov.jm or whatsapp 876-818-6583.

 

Published by: Jamaica Information Service                  Written by: Tomeica Gunn

Public Notice: Payments to Former Employees of Air Jamaica (1968) Limited under the Defunct Air Jamaica Pension Fund

The Accountant General to make Payments to Former Employees of Air Jamaica (1968) Limited under the Defunct Air Jamaica Pension Fund

The Accountant General, by Order of the Honourable Mr. Justice B. Sykes, Chief Justice, dated the 28th day of September 2018 will make payment to former employees of the Air Jamaica (1968) Limited (now the Defunct Air Jamaica Pension Fund).
Accordingly, unpaid registered and unregistered beneficiaries of the Defunct Air Jamaica Pension Fund, whose names appear in the following listing, are invited to submit to the Accountant General, the following:

• Proof of identity. This could take the form of any Government of Jamaica issued picture identification; certified copies of the biometric page of your passport;

• Copy of TRN

• Completed banking information form with the details of a commercial bank account (which must be stamped by the bank and certified by a Justice of the Peace) and submit

the original document to the Accountant General’s Department located at 2-4 Church Street, Kingston, Jamaica. The banking information form is available on our website at www.treasury.gov.jm or it can be collected at our offices.
• Where the former employee is deceased, beneficiaries in respect of the deceased should submit a probated will/letter of administration along with an estate bank account;

 

Click the link below for the list of names:

Public Notice Air Jamaica Pension Fund Listing

Court Discharges Air Jamaica Pension Fund Trustees

Court Discharges Air Jamaica Pension Fund Trustees

An Air Jamaica flight takes off takes off in this Gleaner file photo of the defunct carrier.

The Supreme Court has ordered the discharge and indemnity of trustees of the defunct Air Jamaica Pension Fund, once all remaining accumulated funds held in trust is paid over to the court.

Those funds, net of the total sum reserved for the payment of administrative, legal, accounting and other fees and costs related to the management and administration of the pension fund, would then be turned over to the accountant general for administration, based on a ruling by Chief Justice Brian Sykes.

As of October 2017, the funds held in an interest-bearing account in trust for the benefit of unregistered beneficiaries or their estates stood at $23.63 million, while those held for registered beneficiaries of the pension fund stood at $3.17 million.

The court application was filed by attorney Julianne Mais Cox on behalf of the trustees, FirstCaribbean International Bank Jamaica, Ian Blair and Joy Charlton, who confirmed that the funds will now be administered by the accountant general. But as to whether this means all issues related to the pension fund have been wound up, Cox said that information was unknown to her, and that her role had been to ensure the trustees were legally freed of their obligations.

The Air Jamaica Pension Trust Fund was established after a landmark 1999 ruling by the Privy Council, which held that $400 million left over from employees’ pensions, after Air Jamaica was privatised, be handed over to the employees under a scheme to be managed by trustees.

The airline was acquired in 1994 by a group of private investors known as AJAG – the Air Jamaica Acquisition Group, led by Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart – but was later handed back to the State in December 2004. The Jamaican Government later sold the airline again, this time to the government of Trinidad & Tobago under a deal in which it took a 16 per cent stake in that nation’s carrier, Caribbean Airlines Limited, into which Air Jamaica had been merged.

In the two-decade-old case, the Privy Council ruled that the surplus from the contributions in the fund be divvied up among the members and their estates; that a trust be created to oversee the funds; and that surplus funds that had been paid by members to Air Jamaica should be repaid to the trustees, with interest.

Those trustees were later appointed by the Supreme Court in July 2000, and are now being discharged.

As for the remaining funds in the accounts, they are due to beneficiaries the trustees were not able to locate.

 

 

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/business/20181102/court-discharges-air-jamaica-pension-fund-trustees

Published:Friday | November 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

mcpherse.thompson@gleanerjm.com

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