The insurance policy for national service personnel has been made optional for interested national service personnel who wish to sign onto the policy.
The decision was taken at an emergency Executive Council Meeting of the National Service Personnel Association(NASPA) held in Accra today, after the broad consultation with major stakeholders on the policy, and how best it would serve the interest of national service personnel.
Management has therefore decided to suspend the mandatory monthly deductions of GHC15.00 from personnel allowances.
A statement signed by Management urged all national service personnel to remain calm as their concerns regarding the insurance policy are being addressed.
It would be recalled that some disgruntled National Service personnel last week sued the National Service Scheme and its Executive Director, Mustapha Ussif, over the GH¢ 15 compulsory insurance charges.
The personnel say the deduction from their allowance is unlawful and unreasonable.
They are therefore asking the court to compel the National Service Scheme to cease the deductions which took effect from November, 2017.
Some National Service personnel have been incensed over the compulsory insurance policy, which they say has been imposed on them by the National Service Scheme headed by Ussif Mustapha.
The personnel argued that, the decision to have the insurance program, was not made by them, neither were they consulted before its implementation, hence deductions must not be made from their meager allowances compulsorily.