Joint Committee to Restructure the Excise Department
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed officials to appoint a joint committee to restructure the Excise Department.
The Prime Minister said this at a discussion held at Temple Trees yesterday with the trade union representatives to discuss the trade union issues of the excise officers.
Focusing on the professional problems of the excise officers, the Prime Minister has instructed to immediately stop the transfer of excise officers due to political pressure and to transfer only those officers who have completed the qualifications.
Accordingly, the Prime Minister has stated that steps should be taken to transfer the excise officers working in the beneficiary areas according to the transfer procedure in a timely manner.