Civil Service Commission

Majlis dismisses Shaheeq from CSC; three members resign prior to vote

  • A vote was to be held to dismiss four members of the commission, at Monday’s sitting
  • President Ali Shameem, Vice President Shaheed Mohamed and member Zakariyya Hussain resigned from the commission on Monday
  • 48 MPs voted to remove Shaheeq

K. Male' 2020 Jul 13 | Mon 16:09 local 2,429

A vote was to be held to dismiss four members of the commission, at Monday’s sitting - RaajjeMV

The People’s Majlis has passed to removed Ibrahim Shaheeq from the Civil Service Commission (CSC).

While no-confidence motions against four members of the commission was set for Monday’s sitting, three of the members resigned prior to the vote.

As such, CSC President Ali Shameem, Vice President Shaheed Mohamed and member Zakariyya Hussain resigned from the commission on Monday. Hence, the parliament did not take a vote on their removal.

48 lawmakers voted to remove Shaheeq from the commission.

While the Civil Service Commission consists of five members, the parliament committee on independent institutions, who reviewed the matter, decided against the removal of member Fathmath Amira. She was given the opportunity to respond via writing.

Member of the independent institutions committee and South Henveiru constituency MP, Hussain Shameem proposed against taking a no-confidence motion on Amira. Five members of the committee voted in favour.

The committee report noted nine points, including challenges to the commission work due to lack of relationship between members, as well as the delay in completing required work due to differences. Further, it noted that meeting with cabinet members showed evidence of political influence in appointing members to the commission.

Last updated at: 1 month ago | Reviewed by: Aman Haleem

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