27th May 04:00 PM
Part 6 of the Code of Conduct Bill is not intended for all civil servants - Maharaj
By Iva Danford
Friday 11/01/2019
Parliamentary Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights Alvick Maharaj

The Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights Alvick Maharaj has stressed that Part 6 of the Code of Conduct Bill is not intended for all civil servants or anyone working for any organisation.

Part 6 of the Code of Conduct Bill deals with the declaration of income, assets and other interest and liabilities and applies to all persons holding positions such as President, Prime Minister, Ministers and Assistant Ministers, Commissioners, Permanent Secretaries and others.

This comes after the Land Transport Authority made their submission on the Code of Conduct Bill to the Committee with the intention that it includes LTA officers.

Maharaj says in Part 6 in the Bill states that it is meant for specific positions in the Ministry structure or public office.

He says it is designed in such a way that it is targeting specific positions and with LTA it is applicable to LTA and not to the staff.

Meanwhile, LTA Operation General Manager Faiyum Ali says that they are always under public scrutiny.

Ali also highlighted some of the challenges that they face which includes the issuance of eticketing fines.

Positions which come under Schedule 6 of the Code of Conduct Bill

1. President

2. Prime Minister

3. Attorney‑General

4. Ministers (including Assistant Ministers and Acting Ministers)

5. Speaker

6. Deputy Speaker

7. Members of Parliament

8. Supervisor of Elections

9. Secretary‑General to Parliament

10. Deputy Secretary‑General to Parliament

11. Official Secretary, Office of the President

12. Secretary to Cabinet

13. Commissioner of the Independent Legal Services Commission

14. Commissioner of FICAC

15. Deputy Commissioner of FICAC

16. Solicitor‑General

17. Director of Public Prosecutions

18. Director of the Legal Aid Commission

19. Director of the Human Rights and Anti‑Discrimination Commission

20. Permanent secretaries

21. Ambassador or principal representative of Fiji to another country or international

organisation

22. Commissioner of the Fiji Police Force

23. Deputy or assistant Commissioner of the Fiji Police Force

24. Commissioner of the Fiji Corrections Service

25. Deputy or assistant Commissioner of the Fiji Corrections Service

26. Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces

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27. Auditor‑General

28. Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji

29. Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji

30. Administrator‑General

31. Registrar‑General

32. Official Receiver

33. Registrar of Companies

34. Registrar of Titles

35. Chief Pharmacist

36. Deputy Chief Pharmacist

37. Chief Accountant

38. Deputy permanent secretaries

39. Directors in any Government ministry or department

40. Deputy or assistant directors in any Government ministry or department

41. Divisional commissioners

42. Deputy or assistant divisional commissioners

43. Provincial administrators

44. Deputy or assistant provincial administrators

45. Chairperson of each Provincial Council

46. Roko Tui of each Provincial Council

47. District officers

48. Deputy or assistant district officers

49. Special administrator of any town or city council

50. Chief executive officer and the town clerk of any town or city council

51. Chief executive officer of the Biosecurity Authority of Fiji

52. Chief executive officer of the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji

53. Chief executive officer of the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission

54. Chief executive officer of the Fiji Meat Industry Board

55. Chief executive officer of the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service

56. Chief executive officer of the Fiji Roads Authority

57. Chief executive officer of the Housing Authority

58. Chief executive officer of Investment Fiji

59. Chief executive officer of the iTaukei Land Trust Board

60. Chief executive officer of the Land Transport Authority

61. Chief executive officer of the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji

62. Chief executive officer of the Public Rental Board

63. Chief executive officer of Tourism Fiji

64. Chief executive officer of the Water Authority of Fiji

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