The unprecedented militarisation of the civil service is yet another signal of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces gearing itsef for a permanent stay in power, similar to the Burmese military junta.
Last week we highlighted names of prominent military officers that have taken up top jobs in the civil service.
This includes the four Divisional Commissioners - Commissioner Central, Commissioner Easter, Commissioner Northern and Commissioner Western.
Previously, these Divisional Commissioners used to report matters relating to decision making to the respective ministries, most notably being the Ministries of Provinical and Regional Development.
But sources have told us that within the next three months, the military officers will shortly be elevated to the position of divisional commissioners with full authority to make decisions on the distribution of funds and allocation of resources.
They will only be responsible to the regime's ministers or the permanent secretaries of the decisions.
Sources say this move is designed to appease the rural population, particularly Fijians, and pamper them with funds and assistance with the target being winning their support for the dictatorship regime.
The constrcution and opening of the new Naqali bridge for the people of Naitasiri and distribution of horses to a remote Tailevu village this year are two examples of the regime's attempts to win the hearts of rural Fijians.
The militarisation of the civil service is a signal of the regime's intention to rule Fiji through the barrel of the gun and suppress pro-democracy activists by silencing them through the media censorship promulgation.