8 Civil Servants face disciplinary action
June 7, 2012 5:15 am
Eight civil servants have been disciplined by the Public Service Commission for breaching the PSC Code of Conduct and Values.
The Commission heard cases on bribery, misappropriation of funds, assault, unprofessional behavior, insubordination and implementing a decision without proper authorisation.
Disciplinary proceedings in the civil service begin with the respective Ministry or Department issuing a notice to the officer who has been reported to have breached the PSC Code of Conduct and PSC Values.
The Commission has a zero tolerance policy on any officer who has misappropriated government funds.
Termination from the service is the final decision of the Commission.
The PSC currently has 85 disciplinary cases to deal with.
Out of this, there were 12 cases being dealt by the Tribunal and Commission, 46 still awaiting submissions from the respective Ministries and Departments and 27 before the Court.