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Top officials use CBR to recruit relatives, say protestors

Top officials use CBR to recruit relatives, say protestors

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Feb 09, 2016 - 17:36

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Government employees rallied in Kabul on Tuesday, seeking a halt to the Capacity Building for Results (CBR) programme that they alleged was being used by top officials to recruit their relatives and friends to vacant posts.

Launched in 2012, top government posts are announced through CBR against better salaries from government support funds and the national budget programme.

Tens of government employees on Tuesday staged a protest in front of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, calling for the programme to be brought to a halt.

Hasamuddin Taluqani, head of the labour rights, work and social affairs rehabilitation, said: “The CBR progamme helps top officials recruit their relatives and friends in ministries and the president has started the programme for political purpose.”

He demanded every post relating to the CBR should be announced and candidates selected through an open contest.

He said the implementation of the scheme was against the labour law and the cause of country-wide joblessness.

The Afghan government launched the programme to provide faster and better services, ensure transparency and accountability of public expenditure.

The CRB is an Afghan led institutional reform and capacity building program, formed with the aim to assist the government in improving the capacity and performance of the core line ministries in carrying out their mandates and delivering services. 

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