Court orders NIS to pay pension denied to former GuySuCo employee

The Brickdam, Georgetown head office of the National Insurance Scheme.

The High Court earlier this month ordered the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) to pay a monthly pension to a former Guyana Sugar Cor-poration (GuySuCo) employee who had challenged the Scheme’s claim that he did not have enough contributions to qualify.

In an April 11th judgment, Justice Sandil Kissoon ordered the NIS to forthwith pay Khemraj Boodram his pension and all accrued interest retroactive to December 29th, 2011—the date of Boodram’s 60th birthday.

Additionally, the court ordered the NIS to credit Boodram with 208 contributions, which his former employer, GuySuCo, failed to remit to the Scheme on his behalf, during his tenure with the company which spanned January 1985 to December 1989…..

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