Government advertises for vacant PIC seat

The President’s Office has today opened up applications for the vacant seat on the Police Integrity Commission (PIC) following the resignation of former Chair Shahindha Ismail earlier this month.

The PIC’s is charged with promoting police officer’s respect for law, independently investigating any unlawful activities, and enhancing trust and confidence in the police.

Shahindha resigned after significant differences of opinion with her fellow commission members regarding the events surrounding February’s transfer of power.

“For me, the commission is not heading in the right direction – when you look at the commission’s work of late, I didn’t feel it was working towards objectives stated in police act,” she said at the time.

The advertisement has been published in the government gazette and will close on October 31.