Secretary Generals to be appointed to local councils in August

Members of the Civil Service Commission | Photo: President's Office

Malé, Maldives – Civil Service Commission on Sunday, said that Secretary Generals will be appointed to local councils in August 2021.

The Secretary General of a council is the highest administrative position within the authority and is appointed by the Civil Service Comission.

The Civil Service Comission revealed that they received a total of 511 applications for the posts. This includes 371 applications for island councils, 86 applications for atoll councils as well as 54 applications for city councils.

Director General of the Civil Service Comission Abdullah Saeed told local media Adhadhu, that currently they are doing the work of screening the applicants for the post. He added that the interviews, tests and presentations will continue in the coming days.

Civil Service Commission (CSC) recently made an announcement to give a large salary for the Secretary Generals of a Council. The basic salary for a Secretary General of a city council is now at MVR 20,500 and MVR 1,500 as executive allowance while the basic salary for Secretary General’s of atoll councils are at MVR 12,130 and MVR 8,870 as executive allowance.

Along with this, CSC informed that the basic salary for Secretary General’s of island councils has been changed to MVR 9,300 and MVR 6,800 as executive allowances.

An amendment was recently brought to the Decentralization Act and the Maldives Civil Service Act to not get advice from the Council to appoint Secretary Generals for Councils. The new amendment was presented by MP for Gemanafushi, Ahmed Saeedh.