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5,000 contract civil servants in Selangor absorbed into permanent positions, says MB

Besar Amirudin Shari says these are mostly experienced individuals including administrative and diplomatic officers who are absorbed at the federal level.

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Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari speaks after an event in Shah Alam, June 18. Photo: Bernama
Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari speaks after an event in Shah Alam, June 18. Photo: Bernama

A total of 5,000 from the 7,000 Selangor government contract civil servants have been absorbed into permanent positions so far, says Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.

Amirudin said the number showed the high rate of absorption into permanent positions for contract civil servants in the state, in line with the recommendations of the state Public Services Commission.

"Most of those absorbed are experienced individuals from various positions including administrative and diplomatic officers who are largely absorbed into permanent positions at the federal level," he said when met after an event in Shah Alam yesterday.

Amirudin also said the Public Service Department (JPA) had stopped the implementation of the circular of the Permanent Appointment for Contract Civil Servants Policy, adding that permanent appointments through the circular are no longer a practice in most states.

"I think there is a misunderstanding about the circular… Other states did not cancel the circular nor did they implement it. That is the initial feedback, but allow me to get (more information) from JPA," he said.
 
On June 13, Amirudin said the Selangor government would review the decision to cancel the policy of appointing contract civil servants who have served for more than 15 years to permanent positions, adding that the decision would be announced by the state secretary.

Cuepacs had in a statement expressed regret at the Selangor government’s decision on the cancellation of the policy, describing the move as drastic and denying the contribution of government contract employees.

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