Permanent Secretary of Transport Ministry suspended

Transport Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Abdulla Fayaz (R) | Photo: Sun

Male’, Maldives – Permanent Secretary of Transport Ministry Abdullah Fayaaz has been suspended for a period of one month.

Civil Service Comission (CSC) revealed that his suspension is following complaints filed with the commission against Fayaaz and that the matter is being investigated, during which time, he will remain relieved from duties with pay. However, the nature of the complaints and investigation has not yet been made public.

Fayaaz was appointed as the permanent secretary of Transport Ministry in April of 2019. Permanent secretaries rank the highest in the civil service hierarchy.

Last month, the CSC also placed Permanent Secretary of the Tourism Ministry Aishath Sausan on paid leave, for the investigation process of complaints filed against her with the commission, as well as to further investigate the findings of an audit conducted on the Ministry by the commission.

Susan is 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 among issues.

No details of this investigation have yet been made public either.