Complaints filed to CSC against PS of Tourism Ministry

Tourism Ministry's Permanent Secretary Aishath Susan Haneef (C) with then-Tourism Minister Ali Waheed. Photo: Tourism Ministry

Male’, Maldives – A letter signed by employees of the Ministry of Tourism of Maldives has been filed with the Civil Service Commission (CSC), against the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Aishath Susan Haneef.

The letter, addressed to the President of CSC Mohamed Nasih, was filed on Tuesday, signed by 26 staff out of the 36 employed at the Ministry.

Local media, “Sun” reported that the letter highlighted multiple complaints against Susan, including her lack of knowledge in the industry, as well as her failure to fulfill her responsibilities.

“Once year since she took over, the PS remains unaware of the Ministry’s work and CSC regulations and guidelines. We note that due to lack of awareness of the work of employee, the PS failed to evaluate the performance of employees when filling the performance appraisal forms.” The letter by the employees read.

The letter also highlighted instances discrimination, delegation of work outside of the job description of employees, as well as creating strife among employees within the Ministry.

Further, Susan is accused of “gross negligence” in matters pertaining to the rights of employees, taking into regard that Susan has allegedly overworked employees in violation of regulations, denied leave and failure to provide necessary assistance.

Susan was appointed as the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry on 27th July, 2019.


Source: Sun