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Education Ministry Permanent Secretary’s suspension extended

28 February 2019, MVT 19:33
The recently suspended Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Education Mohamed Saeed. PHOTO: NISHAN ALI / MIHAARU
28 February 2019, MVT 19:33

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) extended the suspension of Ministry of Education’s Permanent Secretary Mohamed Saeed.

CSC Secretary General stated that the suspension was extended for a month on the date the initial suspension was set to expire. The responsibility of civil servants in the education ministry has now been handed over.

CGC imposed Saeed's one-month suspension on January 24 in relation to an ongoing investigation.

Saeed was suspended due to a case presented by the Education Ministry, although specifics are yet to be revealed.

The Permanent Secretary was appointed to the position during the administration of former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom on November 9, 2017. Formerly, Saeed held the position of Director General at the Education Ministry.

Permanent Secretaries are the senior-most representatives of the Commission at Government Ministries.

Due to an amendment to the Act ratified on July 21, 2016, Permanent Secretaries can only be appointed under the instruction of the relevant Minister.