27 Jan 2005

Fiji's senior public servants told they must meet performance targets

11:31 am on 27 January 2005

All chief executive officers in the Fiji government have been put on notice that they could face the sack if they fail to meet their performance targets.

This follows the sacking of the chief executive of the finance ministry, Tevita Banuve, earlier this week, and the chief executive of the labour ministry, Brian Singh, last year.

Annual performance assessments are part of the agreement with the chief executive officers since they were put on contract at the beginning of last year.

The chief executive of the public service commission, Anare Jale, says the performance of all CEOs will be scrutinised by the commission, the finance ministry and their respective ministers.

Those found wanting will be given time to improve or they will have their contracts terminated.

This is the first time the Fiji government's most senior public servants will be facing such an assessment