A congressional committee is considering banning the county from hiring retired civil servants on permanent or pension terms to give opportunities to millions of unemployed young people.
The National Labor Commission, in considering the 2023 Civil Service Commission (Amendment) Bill, said it would consider further amendments to the bill prohibiting county governments from hiring people who have retired from public service after the mandatory retirement age of 60. rice field.
The bill, proposed by Benjamin Gachir, Central MP for Embakasi, would seek to amend current law by stipulating that officers cannot hold office for more than six months, but the commission said in a meeting with MPs , pointed out that more opportunities need to be created. Aimed at young people and the unemployed, there was no need to reuse those already in public service.
But the commission said counties can hire retired civil servants as consultants, but not on permanent and pensionable terms.
Commission member Kilifi North MP Ken Chonga said the proposed bill would not only deny benefits beyond six months on the job, but would also allow retired civil servants to be rehired by the county. said it should keep out
“Amendments to this bill should also target counties where retirees are being rehired. They need to give space to other people,” Chonga said.
Commissioner Mangale Munga (Lunga Lunga) supported the proposal, but said retired civil servants with special skills should be allowed to provide consulting services to the county.
Commission Chairman Eric Muchangi (Lunienges) said the commission will duly implement the proposed legislation.
The committee endorsed the proposal not to provide service benefits to civil servants who serve more than six months.
Catherine Wambilanga, president of Bungoma Women, said the proposal, if passed by parliamentarians, would give young people the opportunity to advance their careers.
Muholoni Rep. James Coyo supported the proposal, but said the chief executive had abused his freedom to hire retired civil servants on a contract basis in the past and should stop doing so.
Defending his bill before the committee, Gachir said employers often know when officers are retiring and should make succession plans before officers retire.
“When a person is hired, the employer knows all the details, including the person’s retirement date. should start,” said Gachir.
The bill stipulates that civil servants may engage in contracts beyond retirement age only if they possess rare knowledge, skills and abilities.
Such persons may be appointed as substitutes for a period of at least thirty (30) days but not more than six (6) months.