Court orders DPSM to review its directives

Justice Tafa
Justice Tafa

The High Court has ordered the Directorate of Public Service Management (DPSM) to review its 2013 and 2016 directives after failing to recognise workers under the Ministry of Agriculture.

Justice Abednego Tafa also ordered the DPSM to pay the ministry workers remote area service allowances dating as far as back as April 1, 2013. That was after the Ministry omitted the officers from the directive No 2 of 2013 and refused to add them in the No 3 of 2016 despite the employees’ pleas for a review.

Workers from a ranch in Makalamabedi village had taken DPSM to court for continuously omitting them from its directives of the said allowances despite living far from normal services.

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