Govt recruitment strictly following procedures - Leader of the House
KOTTE: Leader of the House, Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva
yesterday told parliament if any recruitment is made against the
accepted recruitment procedure in the public service, there are many
steps which can be taken against it.
The Minister said he was not aware on the allegation made by the JVP
that arrangements have been made to recruit nearly 1,000 officers to the
Prisons Department before February 15 without following the accepted
recruitment procedure in the Public Service.
The Minister responding to a question raised by JVP MPs said he will
focus attention of the relevant Minister regarding this issue.
He said the Public Service Commission acts legally and correctly when
recruitments are made to the public sector. If any recruitment has been
made without following the accepted methodology, there are several
measures which can be taken against it.
JVP MP Wimal Weerawansa said the Justice Minister is attempting to
recruit a group of officials to the Prisons Department by violating the
accepted recruitment procedure in the Public Service.
He also requested to suspend the recruitment of this group of
unqualified persons to the Prisons Department before February 15.
Weerawansa said according to the guidelines given by the Public Service
Commission, the recruitments in the public sector should be made through
a competitive examination.
Therefore, this informal type of recruitment should be stopped
immediately, he said. Speaker W.J.M. Lokubandara said Justice Minister
Dilan Perera is a person who always admires the concept of “Good
Therefore, he will focus special attention on this issue.