Minister to halt return of crooked civil servants
Interior Minister Panayiotis Kouroublis said yesterday that he will submit legislation to Parliament to stop hundreds of civil servants charged with crimes or misdemeanors from returning to their jobs, as foreseen by a bill drafted by his cabinet colleague Giorgos Katrougalos. “These people cannot return to their jobs.” Kouroublis told Real FM.
Katrougalos drew up bill in the previous government, when he was administrative reform minister, allowing 900 civil servants facing charges to be rehired by mid-September if a council of judges had not ruled on their cases by then. Of the 900 cases of staff who faced charges, 466 have yet to be heard. Of those 466, some have returned to their jobs.