MoI spurns laid-off NIC department workers’ claims
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Wednesday denied it had hired new employees against high salaries to replace laid-off workers at the National Electronic Identity Cards (NIC) department.
On Tuesday, a group of the suspended employees from the NIC department complained they had been removed from their jobs due to a lack of budget, but new staff was hired against high salaries.
The MoI in a statement said it held in abeyance jobs of a majority of the NIC department staff due to a lack of budget and the stalled distribution process of the ID cards.
Only 50 of the employees remained on their jobs carrying out daily activities, the statement added.
The ministry denied claims of the ex-employees as baseless, saying since their jobs had been postponed, no new employee had been recruited.
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