Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Greek Minister of Administrative Reform, during an interview in Vima FM, talked about the 15,000 dismissals in the public sector by the end of 2014, based on the commitments of the Greek government towards the creditors. He also stated that there are no other pending commitments to Troika, relating the current evaluation.
Mitsotakis said that the government is planning a system of promotions in the public sector that will reward the value of the employee and not the years of service. “We will achieve renewal of the public sector at the level of executive officers. These interventions will make the public sector more functional.” he said.
Moreover, according to the Minister of Administrative Reform and Electronic Governance: “There is progress in the government’s effort to award disciplinary justice to the public sector.”
As the minister reported, the Inspectors-Controllers Body for Public Administration after investigation, revealed many criminal cases that hadn’t been punished. He assured that the law will be implemented and that there will be sanctions for the executive officers who knew about these cases but did nothing.
“There was a kind of omerta that is starting to break,” said Mitsotakis, noting that, from the beginning of the year, many civil servants have been removed from office as a result of acceleration of disciplinary justice.