PUTRAJAYA — August 3, 2018: Some political appointees have not been paid their salaries because the process of appointing them has not been completed, including failure to adhere to conditions.
There were also cases where the appointees rejected the offers which had been approved by the Public Service Commission because of the different grades of salary to be given.
The power to appoint officers on secondment or contract is with the PSC which is an independent body with the authority under Article 132(2) of the federal Constitution while the power for special placements is with the PSD.
For contract appointments, candidates must fulfil the conditions which include a credit in Bahasa Melayu at the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia level, not older than 60 years of age, a health report and free from bankruptcy.
In its circular dated last July 23, the PSD said the process of appointment of officers in administrative offices must abide by the procedures.
If all the documents are complete and conditions met, the process of appointment can be completed at the latest by two weeks from the date received.
The PSD and PSC will always ensure that the process of appointment will be as fast as possible if the complete documentation is received, the PSD said.
The process of appointment for positions filled by special placements involving 27 has been done while the appointment of six officers through secondment are in the process.
On a claim that the services of some officers were terminated after two weeks of service, the PSD said their services were not continued by the ministry concerned which had exceeded the approved number of appointments.
A tabloid had reported that some political appointees had not been paid even after two months in the job. — Bernama