Friday, January 15, 2010

2230 civil servants retire

www.fijitimes.com - Friday, January 15, 2010

ABOUT 2230 civil servants have retired since the end of April last year following the implementation of the retirement policy.

Public Service Commission permanent secretary Parmesh Chand said of the 2231 retirees, 250 were re-engaged to ensure continuity of service in government ministries and departments.

"Further to this, the commission had re-engaged officers with scarce skills for up to a period of a year," Mr Chand said.

"These officers were doctors, nurses, surveyors, engineers and technicians whose contracts were effective from May 1 to December 31, 2009.

"We are now also processing re-engagements for further periods."

Mr Chand said in situations where a ministry or department had not been able to fill a vacancy, the position could be occupied by a re-engaged officer upon request from the permanent secretary of that particular ministry.

Mr Chand said the redundancy packages paid in cases of re-organisation and corporatisation, would be looked at on a case by case basis as per the Employment Relations Promulgation 2007.

In addition, Mr Chand stressed that it would apply where redundancy was inevitable.

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