Maldives Parliament appoints former Principal of Centre for Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) Fathimath Amira, as a member of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) on Tuesday.
Out of the 13 candidates for the CSC, Independent Institutions scored Amira the highest. She received a score of 89 percent.
During Tuesday nights parliamentary session, 71 MPs had unanimously voted in favour to appoint Amira.
A member can only be appointed to the CSC if the nominee scores an average of 75 and higher.
Since Amira's nomination was passed by the Parliament, there was no voting for the two remaining candidates that were eligible.
The newly appointed CSC member had spent a significant amount of time in serving the education sector. The former principal was once a teacher at CHSE as well. Additionally, she served across various posts in the Ministry of Education.
The wife of former Chief of Defence Major General Mohamed Zahir, previously held the position of Director General at the Education Ministry.
Parliament sought to appoint Amira considering that the current CSC member, Fathmath Abdul Sattar, completes her tenure later this month.
The President has no power in appointing a member to the Commission, as opposed to the procedure of other independent institutions. Members of the CSC are appointed through the Parliament, with the President extending the documents of the post to the appointee.