Offences detected in TAP inspections

The Employees Trust Fund (TAP) inspectors detected that 12 local employees in the Belait District and 31 local employees in the Tutong District have not been registered to the TAP and Supplemental Contributory Pension (SCP) schemes.

The detection was made when TAP officials visited business premises in both districts yesterday. Employers who failed to present documents were instructed to be present at TAP office for further action.

A total of 78 business premises in the Belait District and 111 business premises in Tutong District were inspected.

TAP reminded employers of their responsibility to register and make contribution for employees who are eligible for the TAP and SCP schemes. It is mandatory for employees who are citizens and permanent residents of Brunei Darussalam to be registered and contribute to the TAP and SCP schemes; this includes part-time workers, contract workers, daily-paid workers, workers on probation who receive payments such as salaries, commissions or work allowances, or any worker who receives salaries or wages Under Section 26 of the Employee Trust Act (Chapter 167).

Failure to pay contribution within the prescribed time is an offence and if found guilty, an employer will be fined not more than BND3,000 for the first offence and not more than BND10,000 for the second and subsequent offences.

TAP officials inspect a store in Tutong. PHOTO: TAP