By Patricia Keamo – EMTV News, Port Moresby
With just several keystrokes on a computer, teachers and public servants in the education sector will be able to access their payslips online, as long as they have an internet connection on computers or their smartphones.
Education Minister, Joseph Yopyyopy, said the My-payslip web application is an efficient system that teachers can access anywhere instead of going to provincial education headquarters to get their payslips. The system used in the past where the Department prints payslips and sends them to provincial education headquarters has been deemed as an inefficient method as half the time teachers are lined up at the office to find out about the deductions in their pay.
Minister Yopyyopy said the traditional system of delivering payslips is costly and a thing of the past and this web application is an achievement for the Department in moving forward with technology.
The Minister has assured teachers that this system is independent from the Finance and Education Department, meaning that there will be added security measures to prevent it from being tampered with.
The use of technology in service delivery, according to Education Secretary, Dr Uke Kombra, has been a goal of the Department since 2015. Over the course of this period a number of online systems were achieved by the Department – one of which was the ‘My-school’ app. Dr Kombra said another helpful web application will be launched soon.