Trade unions have opposed the decision taken by the Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs where an individual suspended from state service due to disciplinary reasons will be charged 30,000 rupees when being re-instated.
Accordingly the secretary of the Joint Front of Railway Trade Unions Sampath Rajitha stated that the relevant circular in this regard had been issued by the secretary of the ministry several weeks ahead.
Meanwhile our news team was able to obtain the response of Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs John Senevirathna regarding the allegations levelled against his ministry.
The minister stated that this sum was charged to recover the expenses incurred when carrying out such a disciplinary inquiry.
However, several trade unions have expressed their dissent against this.
Owing to this, the minister stated that the relevant circular will be re-examined by the ministry.