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Allegations of unprofessional and unethical conduct made against a Permanent Secretary

Allegations of unprofessional and unethical conduct made against a Permanent Secretary

By Dhanjay Deo
Wednesday 13/01/2021
PSC member Nesbitt Hazelman. [image: file]

The Public Service Commission has written to a Government Permanent Secretary and has asked him to respond to allegations of unprofessional and unethical conduct.

PSC’s member, Nesbitt Hazelman confirms he has written to the Permanent Secretary on behalf of the PSC Chairman to respond to the allegations within five working days.

He says the allegations against the Permanent Secretary have been brought forward by the Office of the Auditor General.

It is alleged that the Permanent Secretary yelled and questioned the staff of the Office of the Auditor General on why they were scanning the documents of a government scheme.

It is further alleged that the Permanent Secretary also accused the staff of the Office of the Auditor General of treating him and his staff like criminals as if the Ministry was doing something wrong.

The Permanent Secretary is also alleged to have breached the constitution by preventing staff of the Office of the Auditor General from assessing the records and information required for audit purposes.

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