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Rika Calls For Board Of Inquiry In $28.2m Payout

Netani Rika made a call for a board of inquiry to investigate the 30 percent increment for the Job Evaluation Exercise (JEE) for Police officers for part of the force
14 Dec 2017 11:00
Rika Calls For Board Of Inquiry In $28.2m Payout

Netani Rika made a call for a board of inquiry to investigate the 30 percent increment for the Job Evaluation Exercise (JEE) for Police officers for part of the force from 2004 to 2011.

The chairperson of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence made the call at a standing committee meeting at Parliament on Tuesday.

$28.2 million was allocated for the payout.

Mr Rika said some officers who started in the same year received different sums in the exercise.

He said a board of inquiry would set things straight and the discrepancies would then be sorted out.

Former Police Inspector Marika Tawake in his submission to the committee said no consultation was carried out on the payment.

“We are now still asking about the formula used,” he said.

Former Inspector Kitione Kulavere in his submission said during their term in the Force some of them served in rural areas or remote stations for the interest of the force but they took it as a challenge.

“Those who served in headquarters took advantage of the situation but the majority of them remained silent as they were bound by codes of conduct, code of ethics and code of discipline,” he said.

Edited Rusiate Mataika

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