Civil Service Commission (CSC) issued a second extension on the suspension of Ministry of Education's Permanent Secretary Mohamed Saeed.
The one-month extension is effective from Wednesday onwards, which is the day that CSC's second extension period expired.
Permanent Secretary Saeed was suspended under the Civil Service Act on January 24 concerning an ongoing investigation.
The Education Ministry claimed that Saeed is guilty of unlawful treatment of employees during the 2018 presidential election and had submitted four accusations against the Permanent Secretary.
The allegations include changing civil servant's offices, releasing them for campaign activities during working hours, sending civil servants to their respective islands for the election, and illegally dismissing two employees in the education sector.
Due to Saeed's suspension, Acting Permanent Secretary position was assigned to Education Ministry's Director General Mohamed Waheed Ali.
Permanent secretary is the highest position that can be held by a civil servant in any ministry. Saeed was appointed permanent secretary in former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom's administration on November 9, 2017. Prior to this, Saeed was the Director General of the Education Ministry.