PNG govt likely to exceed budget limits on public service pay

4:16 pm on 29 October 2018

Papua New Guinea's government says it is likely to exceed its budget limits on public service pay.

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Photo: RNZ Pacific/ Koroi Hawkins

An official said some heads of department are still hiring new staff despite a government-ordered freeze on recruitment.

The official from the Personnel Management Department, Agnes Friday, told The National it expected a budget blowout of $US131 million.

Ms Friday said the only areas where a sector doesn't apply is health, education and infrastructure.