Teachers from Western Highlands Province (WHP) and nearby provinces won’t pay for pay-slips anymore, thanks to the Ombudsman Commission.
Private companies charged teachers in WHP K10 per payslip and K20 to teachers from other provinces.
The Commission regional office in Mt Hagen learned of the activity from public notices and conducted an investigation.
The Commission raised the matter with the Education Department Secretary, Dr Uke Kombra. He then wrote to the Western Highlands Provincial Education Advisor and therefore, the illegal activity was stopped.
Teachers will get their payslips directly and no-one else.
The Education Department announced its online payslip system around the same time. It allows teachers to access their payslips using smartphones and also print.