President reviews long-standing issues at Excise Dept
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa reviewed long standing issues at the Department of Excise and directed relevant officials to find immediate solutions to them.
The President instructed the officials to look for remedies at the institutional level for issues pertaining to expediting the preparation of a service charter for recruitments and promotions.
These issues were identified and solutions were recommended during a discussion held at the Presidential Secretariat on 29 June with the collective of trade unions of the Department. The President pointed out that trainees who will be selected under the graduate employment programme could be appointed to the existing vacancies at the Department.
It was also discussed to introduce a promotion scheme for those officials who have been serving in the same position for a long period of time and to find remedies to the shortage of material resources at the Department.
He emphasised the necessity of giving an opportunity to people from unskilled and low-income category when recruiting for lower positions.