Libyan Administrative Control Authority terminates 100.000 government employees over job duality
The Libyan Administrative Control Authority (ACA) has suspended 100.000 government employees as they turned out to be registered in more than one state institutions, which has come to be known as job duality - an essential trouble to Libya's financial slope.
The ACA said that after monitoring the employees' salaries and their jobs, it had registered 2 million national identification numbers in the Ministry of Finance's Salary System, documenting all their data so that more cuts on the wasted money in this regard can be done.
"The National IDs allow a reference number for every government employee and it will be used by the employees for cashing out their salaries. The National IDs hinders any attempts to have more than a government salary and thus helps undermine the duality issue." ACA explained.
It added that the system helped save about 5 billion dinars a year only though government salaries between 1/3/2015 and 1/1/2017, dropping expenditure on salaries from 24 billion to 19.
The ACA also dismissed 1732 national IDs as they are for underage persons and were ironically registered as government employees, adding that it suspended also over 15000 national IDs as they for old and retired people who were still receiving government salaries faking their presence at their job posts.
Meanwhile, Libya is burdened with loads of financial uncertainties as about 1.5 million persons have undoubted fears about receiving their salaries or delaying payments by the government, which did not pay the salaries of the employees last August.
Libya spends about 1.6 billion dinars a month on government employees' salaries in all sectors.
The Libyan Audit Bureau said in a report earlier that the government is spending more than double of its revenues on salaries, which means that it is going to use up the money reserves in less than two years.
It also called for ending contracting new employees in the administrative sectors, demanding reform at the employment system.
Libya relies solely on oil revenue for its budget, but the deterioration of security and the shutdown of oil facilities and terminals in the last six years led to obliging the Central Bank of Libya to use the foreign currency reserves dropping Libya's vault worth from 116 billion dollars in 2013 to 67 billion in 2017, according to the World Bank.