ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 06

Does the PSC really serve the public?

Public officers submit appeals to the authorities with the belief that their claims will receive early and due consideration by the relevant authorities.

In the case of appeals submitted to the Public Service Commission (PSC), a further report may be called for and inquiry held and a report submitted later. I am aware of an appeal sent to the PSC in 2003 being inquired into in 2005 and a report sent after many reminders by the officer concerned. The PSC not being satisfied called for a further report with more details, which has still to be sent, after a few reminders by the officer concerned and by the PSC.

Any such undue delay has to be considered as unreasonable and causing grave mental strain to the officer concerned and his family. Such delays may also mean that the officer’s claims may be granted after he has passed away. Under such circumstances, Justice Delayed may also have to be considered as Justice Denied.

By A Concerned Citizen, Colombo.

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