Brat, tenk yu tasol mi gat laik long pulim toktok moa yet ya
the merit based appointment law is good law, BUT to date the delay in appointments and the readvertising of jobs 2nd 3rd time round makes a mockery of this law. now which government or state agency can be activated to ensure that the executive arm of government complies with this law? as it is, only the private individual, at his/her own costs/expenses take the issue up to the Judiciary another independent arm of government to enforce compliance. this is why the appointing authority can sit on the appointment indefinitely and have their choice of candidate be appointed to "act" in the position, if the appointing authority does not agree with the short listed candidates.
I fail to reconcile with the fact that the General Orders of the public service says that one can only act in a position for no more than six months! If this General Order is to be strictly applied ( where is the pubic service commission or the Department of Personel Management) then those many acting CEO's and Departmental heads can demand that they be made permanent in the acting positions they are holding. if there are lawyers or HR bosses out there listenning in, they can throw some light on this very point.
I WAS SHORTLISTED ( one of three) for a Departmental Head but no decision was made to date (haha ha like even my gender was not good enough, not even for positive or affirmative discrimination per CEDAW covenantion..LOL.
Many of the candidates for the post have move on to other fields to earn their bread and butter to take care of their families. Likewise myself. What is nagging most of us is the fact that the Executive arm of government has eliminated those patriotic nationalists who loved best their service for the soverign state of png. No not the government of the day but that the government of the day must also respect the Constitution and the rule of law.
For over three years now the position is still being played by actors! excuse my choice of expression. Part of the reason was that one of the applicants challenged the public servise commission for not including his name in the short list that was submitted to the NEC. I belive he (John Kaw) is doing us the applicants and in the interst in the rule of law, a favour with this court challenge. I for one am happy that this colleague challenged the short list that the public service commission submitted to NEC.
I am no longer excited about the job but am very interested to know what the Supreme Court will say about the appointing processes for Departmental Heads and other public Office Holders. From reports in the daily newspapers, I understand that the Supreme Court decision on this matter will be handed down in April.
Bai mi wait na lukim.
Brat me toktok tumas, na ating plant bai guess faia long husaet em me. not that it will hurt me. me inap!
ol sampla brada susa PNG, yupla tok!
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