We understand that there is a change, wherein it is now mandatory for all employees to have either the IC No or Passport No, to be included for processing in payroll.
We have also been informed that old IC number is now obsolete and should not be used. As we currently have Clients with few employees having Old IC number instead of New IC number, request you to please advise on the below:
• When is the change effective from and if there will be any extension given to employers for implementing this?
• Is it mandatory for employees to have IC/Passport number to be processed/paid in payroll (for reporting purpose)?
• Is it acceptable to ignore this field and process salary for employee?
• Is it acceptable for employees to have only Old IC number, if no, what is the alternative/next steps (i.e. how can an employee to pertain a new IC no.)?