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Permanent Secretary Appointments Finalised

The Public Service Commission has finalised the appointment of 17 Permanent Secretaries out of the 20 roles for which candidates were sought. This follows the Commission’s extensive process of advertising
19 Dec 2015 13:09
Permanent Secretary Appointments Finalised
Public Service Commission chairman Vishnu Mohan.

The Public Service Commission has finalised the appointment of 17 Permanent Secretaries out of the 20 roles for which candidates were sought.

This follows the Commission’s extensive process of advertising and having gone through rigorous interviews and search.

Of the 17 appointees, three are currently in Permanent Secretary roles.

Two are in acting Permanent Secretary roles.

Five are in senior civil servants promoted from within, five expatriates, two of whom are women and two are Fijians serving overseas.

Commission chairman Vishnu Mohan said its search for suitable candidates followed a timeline, criteria and plan of action to appoint the best qualified persons for the respective roles.

He further elaborated that the Commission had access to top professional services in the process of advertising, shortlisting, interviews and recruitment.

This was provided by Melbourne-based NGS Global Pty Ltd.

The Commission announced the names of the 11 local candidates who had been selected for the respective roles.

Mr Mohan said: “The names of the successful five expatriate candidates will be announced as soon as they accept and sign their respective contracts.

“They have been respectively successful for roles of Permanent Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport; Permanent Secretary for Civil Service; Permanent Secretary for Local Government, Housing and Environment; Permanent Secretary for Youth and Sports and Permanent Secretary for Communication and Information Technology.

“I would like it to be noted that the role of Permanent Secretary for Sugar has been merged with Permanent Secretary of Agriculture.

“This has been done to allow for better synergies and collaboration between non-sugar agricultural sector and mainstream sugar sector.

“The idea also is to capitalise on the extensive network and capacity which the Ministry of Agriculture (Inia Seruiratu) has and for these to be effectively mobilised to assist the sugar cane industry.  A local candidate has been identified in this regards and the details will be announced later.”

The appointments have been made pursuant to para 126 (1) (a) of 2013 Constitution, with the agreement of the Prime Minister.

The unfilled roles of Permanent Secretary for Finance; Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Permanent Secretary for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations will be re-advertised.

Source: DEPTFO News

 

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