Gov�t secretaries want �unfair� scheme out

Secretaries across government ministries and departments want the new competency-based scheme phased out. While their employer, the Director of Public Service Management (DPSM) has proposed a settlement agreement, which includes a review of the scheme, the secretaries want it suspended altogether.

In a proposed draft settlement agreement, the government says it will review the 2015 Competency Based Career Path (CBCP) following the employees’ unhappiness about it and promise to regularly consult in the process of the review.

“DPSM will review and correct Directive No.1 of 2015. The secretaries will be consulted in the process of the review. The review and the correction of the scheme of service shall be done within six months from the date of the order,” reads the draft settlement agreement. The secretaries on the other hand who are unhappy about the scheme, which they say was done without consultation and was a breach of the existing conditions of service wants it suspended from being used. They want the scheme faced out while meaningful discussions that will lead to amicable settlement are carried out. In one of their proposals, the secretaries had proposed among others that the CBCP be set aside, government set up a task force to develop a new and workable scheme of service for the general secretarial cadre. “Since the cadre is a single entity and generic to all ministries and departments, the task force should be made up of the representatives selected from central government, tribal administration and the local government,” reads the proposal.

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