Insider Economy Seventy four people have entered public service through the back door

Seventy four people have entered public service through the back door

Seventy four people have entered the island’s public service under a completely different employment regime than the one they are now under, according to daily Phileleftheros.

Specifically, these natural persons had signed contracts with the state for purchased or leased services. But after 30 months of providing these services, their regime was converted into one of employment for an indefinite time.

Reports over the years indicated that ministries and government departments were exercising the practice of renewing a specific expired contract with the same person. This led to a formal employment relationship between the contractor and the state.

In fact, the Treasury had sent out circulars back in 2015 and 2017 warning state authorities that this practice is not right but it seems that it fell on deaf ears. Because most of the 74 such cases took place after the circulars were sent out.

Specifically, four persons came under the indefinite employment regime within 2019, another 11 last year, and a further13 persons in 2017. In 2016, 45 people – most of whom provided services to the Missing Persons Committee (CMP) – became permanent state employees.

In 2015, no contract employee was turned into one employed for an indefinite period, while in 2014 one person came under the permanent status regime. These are the departments and services that have turned contractors into state employees for an indefinite time:

—The Presidency has changed the regime of 40 contract employees (36 of whom working for the CMP) into that of indefinite employment regime

—Nine people who were providing services at the Ministry of Health are now under the indefinite employment regime. Nine contract employees at the Ministry of Agriculture are now also under that regime.

—Three such cases are reported at the Finance Ministry and another three at the Ministry of Energy.

—Two such cases are reported at the Interior Ministry, one at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and another one at the Ministry of Education.

—Five such cases are reported at the Legal Services and one at the refugee review authority.

 

Read more:

 

https://in-cyprus.com/foreign-students-asylum-seekers-can-now-work-legally-in-cyprus/

 

Top Stories

Britain’s Banksy depicts U.S. flag on fire in Floyd tribute

  Reclusive British street artist Banksy published a new artwork online on Saturday which depicts the United States flag being set alight by a candle...

What U.S. police are shooting at protesters

  Police across the United States are using a variety of weapons on protesters during demonstrations against the death of an unarmed black man in...

Cyprus, Greece working together to promote tourism, says Perdios

  Cyprus Deputy Minister of Tourism, Savvas Perdios, underlined that Cyprus and Greece send the message that they have successfully  contained the COVID-19 pandemic, to...

Ministry issues guidelines for operation of gyms

    As part of efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Health Ministry has unveiled guidelines for the operation of gyms ahead of their...

One death, no new coronavirus cases

    A 68 year old man with coronavirus had died, the Health Ministry said on Saturday as it also announced no new positive cases for...

Taste

Poulles (Υoung kolokassi)

Either you thrash the coriander seeds in a mortar, without making them into dust, or you gradually crush them in a blender. Remove the edges...

Pork cooked in wine

Crush the coriander seeds in a pestle and mortar or pulse-blend in a blender, taking care not to over-grind. Put the meat in bowl (not...

Lefkaritikos tavas – O ‘protinos’

Wash and dry the meat and rice separately. In a ‘tava’ (oven proof deep clay pot) first put a layer of five-six pieces of meat...

Local cuisine: An introduction

Rich in fresh ingredients and tasty herbs, offers the very best of Mediterranean culinary delights. Head out to a tavern and feast on a...