31 Aug 2009

2,000 public servants in Fiji retired in past four months

6:21 am on 31 August 2009

Over 2000 public servants in Fiji, who have reached the age of 55, have left the civil service in the past four months.

The Permanent Secretary of the Puplic Service Commission, Parmesh Chand, said they are now carrying out performance audits in all government ministries to look at the need to re-engage some of these retirees.

A total of 241 retirees, with skills badly needed in the ministries have been re-engaged but Mr Chand hopes the audits will bring the number down to 216.

Mr Chand told Fiji Village they are drafting a paper that will see people voluntarily opt for retirement which cabinet is expected to consider soon.