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PSC: Stay away from politics

Shalveen Chand
Friday, April 25, 2014

CIVIL servants are not to involve themselves in political campaigns.

This was the harsh reminder from Public Service Commission permanent secretary Parmesh Chand to delegates at the Fiji Principals Association meeting.

Mr Chand stressed the need for principals to observe and abide by the provisions of PSC General Orders as well as Political Parties Registration, Conduct, Funding and Disclosure Decree.

"These provisions highlight the need for all public servants to remain apolitical and to follow the Code of Conduct which ensures fairness, due diligence, transparency and accountability for government policy," Mr Chand said.

"Essentially, as public servants, we are to refrain from getting involved in political campaigns or activity.

"We are to remain neutral, although as citizens registered to vote, you are free to exercise your democratic right to cast your votes in line with provisions of the supreme law of Fiji, which is the 2013 Constitution.

"It is important that the aspect of neutrality is emphasised as that is also very much part and parcel of your leadership role as school principals."

According to the Political Parties Registration Decrees, civil servants who wish to pursue a political career can do so after leaving the civil service.

Harsh penalties will be meted out to public office holders who violate the regulations.





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