Second hearing in case of Finance Ministry versus CSC

The second hearing of the case launched by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) against the Finance Ministry over the issue of civil servant salaries was held yesterday in the Civil Court.

Miadhu reported that the CSC’s lawyer has claimed the 2010 budget had included the money for full payment of salaries, and that measures to reduce the salaries indefinitely under austerity measures were not included in the Civil Service Act.

The Finance Ministry’s lawyer requested more time to respond to the CSC’s comments. The next hearing will be on March 15.

Meanwhile, a second case is pending with the Finance Ministry accusing the CSC of conspiring to topple the government by inciting public hatred.