The government has given the Public Service Commission (PSC) the green light to conduct a survey to ascertain the number of members interested in the option of payment of bonuses in the form of residential stands.

In a statement, the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, Cde Prisca Mupfumira said the move follows an increase in the number of civil servants who have approached the Public Service Commission in request of the stands in lieu of bonus.

She said all civil servants are encouraged to approach the nearest Public Service Commission offices, Human Resources Departments or Heads of Stations to fill questionnaires on the issue.

She further stated that those who cannot make it to the Public Service Commission offices or otherwise due to natural factors like floods, should not panic as they will be allowed to complete the questionnaire even after the deadline of Friday the 24th of February.

Cde Mupfumira said the government will continue to engage the civil servants through the National Joint Negotiating Council which is set to meet soon.