PUBLIC servants’ General Orders (GO) has become a subject of discussion in parliament yesterday when Leader of the Parliamentary Independent Group, Manasseh Maelanga, raised a question as to which version of the GO is the legal one.
The Minister of Public Service, John Kuku, in response stated that the 1986 edition of the GO is the legal document.
Mr Kuku further added that the GO is accessed by all public servants in both soft and hard copies.
The Minister also stated that the GO is under constant review and these reviews have never reached their successful ending.
But Mr Kuku stated that much of what is found in the reviews will be captured in a Public Service Bill that is set to be brought into Parliament soon..
Mr Kuku told parliament that the Bill is now in its sixth edition and members of parliament will soon have their own copies as part of the consultation process.
The Minister further clarified that all stakeholders are part of the consultation process.
He further pointed out that the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) is the authority that is facilitating training on GO for public servants.