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The new Department of Justice & Correctional Services

28 May 2014, 13:17

The New Department of Justice & Correctional Services.

The President in his selection of the new and fifth democratic parliament, decided that in order to give fruition to a newly and more effective and efficient parliament to make certain amendments to portfolios in order to try and create a government that would concentrate on service delivery and all of the shortcomings that were evident in the previous administration.

Two previous Departments that was given a ‘facelift’ with a new and amended compilation was in fact the Department of Justice and that of Correctional Service that previously functioned as two independent departments but are now amalgamated into one single department of Justice and Correctional Services.

The main aim might be to provide a more stream lined department in that correctional services would be facilitating the order as made by the justice department. In this regard the President considering it fit to appoint two Deputy Ministers to the portfolio, of which one would be responsible for Justice and the other for Correctional Services.

What has now however surfaced is the fact that some management positions within the Department of Correctional Services are being remunerated at levels which is higher than similar positions within the Department of Justice (i.e. Assistant Directors, Deputy Director, Directors Etc.) which in essence will have the ripple effect that those incumbents of similar positions within Justice will now also demand to receive the same remuneration as their colleagues within the Department of Correctional Services.

The fact of the matter is that those employed within the Department of Correctional Services, are however subject to work and perform at optimum levels within an ambit and environment which is totally different to that of the milieu in which officials of the Department of Justice has to function, and accordingly should be remunerated at levels higher than their counterparts in justice, yet from a practical point of view, the discrimination and levels should be standard now that the departments have been amalgamated.

Or alternatively those incumbents that are underpaid in Correctional Services should receive an applicable package, which should compensate them for the work and environment that they function in, and then those that are in the Department of Justice would enjoy the same benefits, despite not being subject to the same kind of environment and its logistics.

An interesting scenario has therefore developed in this amalgamation which I am sure the President at the time did not consider and will once again have serious financial consequences, which this country can hardly afford as it stands at the moment.

It once again proves that the changes that were made, were not seriously considered to ascertain the financial implications that it may have, or is it a question that the administration is in any case oblivious to the cost of changes in any case, and just ‘does as it wishes’ without any concern to the cost implications that it will have. *************

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