No surprise, either, that the Military Forces is being given carte blanche to entrench itself even further in Fiji's public service.
C4.5 has obtained a copy of a memo that reveals the RFMF is going to train civil servants to ensure their mindset is aligned with that of the military and the regime.
Middle managers are to undertake a month-long training programme conducted by soldiers in October.
The memo from the Permanent Secretary of PSC, Parmesh Chand says “the programme is aimed at achieving ‘Excellence in Public Service Delivery’ and establishing and strengthening co-operation between RFMF and the Civil Service, especially in areas of common interest towards the resolve of ‘Building a Better Fiji’.
The memo suggests the RFMF is not happy with how Fiji’s civil servants are conducting or contributing themselves towards what it and the regime says is “Building a Better Fiji”.
According to the PSC memo, two other month-long training programmes have already been conducted by the RFMF.
To: Permanent Secretaries and Heads ofDepartments Ref:PSC 7/7/1
Subject: TRAINING FOR MIDDLE MANAGERS Date:20.08.13
1.0 Addressees are hereby duly advised that the third cohort of Middle Managers training conducted by the Fiji Military Forces Officers Training School will be conducted over a four week period from 01/10/2013 – 05/11/2013. The training will be held at the Public Service- Centre for Training & Development, Nasese.
2.0 The programme is aimed at achieving ‘Excellence in Public Service Delivery’ and establishing and strengthening cooperation between RFMF and the Civil Service, especially in areas of common interest towards the resolve of ‘Building a Better Fiji’.
3.0 Nominations for this course will close on 09/09/2013, and applications must be submitted together with duly completed TNA/TNS forms, and endorsed by respective Permanent Secretaries, to Public Service – Centre for Training & Development on the said date.
4.0 Applicants must be confirmed Administrative, Senior or Principal Administrative Offices or equivalent Officers and above.
5.0 The course content includes:
4.2 Personnel Administration Investigation and Inquiry
6.0 For further clarifications, please contact Mr. Waisake Ratubalavu or Ms Keshwin Prasad or Ms. Irene Chandra on Telephone Number: 3315688 and Fax Number: 3300502 or Email: WaisakeR@psc.gov.fj or Keshwin.email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Permanent Secretary for the Public Service