7 Jun 2006

Fiji PSC abandons reshuffle of top officials

3:11 pm on 7 June 2006

The Public Service Commission in Fiji has backed down on its reshuffle of government chief executives after most of them resisted the change and took the matter to the High Court.

The reshuffle was planned when the prime minister, Laisenia Qarase, changed cabinet portfolios while forming his multi-party cabinet last month.

10 of the 27 chief executives slated for the reshuffle refused to be transferred.

The Fiji Times quotes the chief executive of the PSC, Anare Jale, as saying they were dealing with a group of people who refused to leave their positions, so the commission has decided not to move them.

But the PSC has offered new posts to two chief executives who were without jobs after the reshuffle of cabinet portfolios and they have accepted.