February 1, 2012, Wednesday
KUALA LUMPUR: Cuepacs will make a request to the Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan, to appoint three more senior leaders of the congress into the special task force on the review of the Civil Service New Remuneration Scheme (SBPA).
Cuepacs president Datuk Omar Osman said the congress would submit a letter to Mohd Sidek today to consider the request.
He disclosed this to reporters when asked to comment on the statement by the chairman of the task force, Tan Sri Ismail Adam, yesterday that the task force did not have any power to appoint or select three more senior leaders of Cuepacs to join the team.
On the other hand, he said, only Mohd Sidek had the power to decide on the matter.
The three senior leaders of Cuepacs are its Deputy President 1 Azih Muda, General-Secretary Lok Yim Pheng and Financial Secretary Jaafar Mansor.
The special task force now comprises officers from the Public Service Department (PSD), Attorney-General’s Chambers, Finance Ministry, the Cuepacs president and officers of the relevant ministries.
Earlier, Cuepacs had emphasised that it would stick to its stand that it would not participate in the special task force if three other senior leaders of the congress were not allowed to join the task force.
However, Omar said if there was no invitation, he would still attend the second meeting scheduled for Feb 8, but would officially declare his withdrawal.
“This is not the decision of Omar Osman but to respect the decision of the congress and its members. Cuepacs today carries the aspirations of 1.3 million civil servants throughout the country,” he said. — Bernama