Civil Service Commission gets discipline tips

Written by on August 15, 2019


SECRETARY to the Cabinet Simon Miti has urged the Civil Service Commission to ensure that matters of discipline in the civil service are handled thoroughly and all procedures are exhausted to avoid litigation against government.

Dr Miti said matters of discipline had resulted in government losing over K5 billion in compensating litigants.

Dr Miti said this when Civil Service Commission Chairperson Dickson Chasaya paid a courtesy at his office to brief him on the Commissions preparedness to host the Association of African Public Services  Commissions (APPSCOMs) Conference.

Dr Miti has also expressed concern over the quality of Degrees among civil servants which he said do not meet the required competencies in terms of performance output and has resulted in poor service delivery in the Civil Service.

He has since called for the re-introduction of Civil Service entry examinations to ensure that new entrances into the civil service are trained and inducted  on the norms and values of the Civil Service.

Meanwhile Civil Service Commission Chairperson Dickson Chasaya said the Commission will implement the directives of the Secretary to the Cabinet so as to bring about efficiency and effectiveness in the Civil Service.

And Civil Service Commission Vice Chairperson Hillary Chipango said the Commission has engaged the local authority in Livingstone to ensure availability of human resource ahead of the Association of African Public Services Commissions Executive meeting slated for the 29th and 30th August 2019.

Civil Service Commission Secretary Geoffrey Kamfwa said the body was ready to host the meeting and that 9 African countries had so far confirmed participation.

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