Mitsotakis heralds «the end of impunity» in the public sector
From the stand in Parliament today, the Minister of Administrative Reform Kyriakos Mitsotakis commented on the progress of disciplinary procedures claimed in the public sector and claimed that the “era of impunity in the public sector has ended for good”.
The Minister admitted that for many years the public sector was dominated by a “code of silence” that protected civil servants from facing disciplinary action, but now things have changed and inspections have increased.
Mr. Mitsotakis revealed that there were 1,645 disciplinary decisions in 2013, 248 of which resulted in a permanent dismissal, while a total of 220 civil servants were dismissed for disciplinary reasons, such as submitting falsified documents. So far there have been 71 cases of falsified documents
The Minister further noted that inspections regarding time tables have increased, while important reports have been conducted on the operation of critical services such as the Register of Athens and the Forestry Services. The Ministry will also increase its inspections regarding public revenue and expenses.