Public Service Commission Secretary to be transferred

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 18:31 by Denis Chabrol

The Secretary to the Public Service Commission (PSC), Jaigobin Jaisingh on Tuesday said a request has been made for him to be transferred, subject to the approval of the PSC.

He declined to say where he would be transferred to, and he did not know of any instance in which a request for transfer by the ministry responsible for the public service has been turned down.

Jaisingh is in his eighth year as Secretary to the Commission and more than 20 years in the pensionable establishment of the PSC.

The Public Service and Police Service Commissioners have been appointed by the previous administration led by the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC).

Recently, President David Granger suspended PSC Chairman, Carville Duncan because of legal troubles he has been facing in the magistrates’ court.

A lower court recently dismissed a fraud charge against Duncan, saying that the prosecution did not provide sufficient admissible evidence to prove its case that he had improperly paid himself more than GYD$900,000 in director’s fees.

Government has said that there is another charge against Duncan who, as PSC Chairman, was also a member of the Judicial Service Commission.