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Over 680,000 public servants ‘stuck’ at home during level 3, Mchunu reveals

The figure is comprised of representatives using affirmed leave as accommodated in the public assistance prescripts and is set out in the table underneath. 

The greater part 1,000,000 local officials were not grinding away during lockdown Level 3, Public Service and Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu uncovered. 

In light of a composed parliamentary inquiry from DA MP Leon Schreiber, Mchunu said 684,313 community workers were missing for the length of the Level 3 lockdown for different reasons. 

The time frame extended from 1 June to 17 August 2020. 

Schreiber needed subtleties on the complete number of local officials who got their full compensations while missing from work during that period. 

"The insights as given are up to and comprehensive of 17 August 2020. The figure is comprised of workers using endorsed leave as accommodated in the public assistance prescripts and is set out in the table underneath. 

"Note that when a worker is checked, that doesn't mean the representative being on leave for the full time frame, however just conveying that the individual was on leave inside that period. 

"The individual may have been on leave more than once in the period. As per the leave arrangements in the public help," Mchunu said. 

Figures show that 54,972 local officials were on leave for family duty while 213,291 were on debilitated leave. 

Mchunu said 72,911 staff members were on uncommon leave, including assessment leave and another 327,836 were on an extended get-away. 

The absolute number of local officials missing from work under the Level 2 lockdown was impressively lower. 

Mchunu stated: "The absolute number of community workers missing for the term of the Level 2 lockdown time frame from 18 August 2020 to 31 August 2020 adds up to 78,765. 

"The insights as given are up to and comprehensive of 31 August 2020. The figure is comprised of workers using affirmed leave as accommodated in the public assistance prescripts." 

Figures show that 49,882 community workers were on an excursion, 3,829 were on maternity leave and 3,275 were on family obligation leave.

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