DIS officers sue gov’t

The officers have in the past bemoaned that the DIS continues to ignore court orders
The officers have in the past bemoaned that the DIS continues to ignore court orders

Officers of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) are suing the government for its decision not to pay them backpays despite a Court of Appeal order issued against all ministries for salary scale and a subsequent 2008 directive enforcing the order.

Over 400 employees have issued a writ of summons against the Directorate of Public Service Management (DPSM), the DIS and the Attorney General on grounds that the decision taken by the government not to pay salary back pays effective from April 2008 was unlawful.

The writ of summons comes from a long standing issue between the officers and their employer on the fast tracking of employees’ progression, as the officers have in the past bemoaned that the DIS continues to ignore a court order that was issued against all ministries for salary scales and a subsequent directive by the DPSM enforcing the judgement.

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