Wednesday, 18 December 2019 06:12

Government suspends State agency Recruitment and CSR activities

All recruitment which have not been made due to presidential elections have been suspended until further notice after reviewing recruitment procedures.

Ministries provincial councils, departments, corporations and statuary boards have been directed by the finance ministry to stick to this directive until further notice. .

The Finance Ministry has instructed all government institutions to refrain from recruiting minor staff members without approval from the Treasury.

The decision has been made to prevent "political appointments" under the new government that could increase the burden on the Finance Ministry.

With this new development, ministers will be barred from recruiting their supporters as labourers, minor staff members, office assistants and watchers at government institutions.

When there is a genuine service requirement, the heads of those institutions have been instructed to seek approval from the Treasury. This will also prevent politicians from distributing government sector jobs only among people from their electorates.

Increasing the profitability of the public sector remains a key priority for the newly-elected government, a top government spokesman said.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Activities of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) have also been suspended under the directions of the finance ministry.

The government has identified that the SOEs have been executing a vast number of CSR activities including sponsorships, donations and advertisements without a clear objective of achieving the government's development goals.


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