CA issues notices on CB Governor

Published : 9:00 am  November 13, 2017 | No comments so far |  |  (31) reads | 

Promotions 

 

By S.S. Selvanayagam

   
The Court of Appeal has issued notices, returnable for December 12, on the Monetary Board, the Central Bank Governor, the Attorney General and 15 other respondents in respect of the writ petition filed by the Central Bank’s Financial Intelligence Unit Director.   

The Bench comprised Justices L.T.B. Dehideniya (President/CA) and A.L.S. Gooneratne.   
The writ application was filed by Dr. H. Amarathunge in connection with six promotions made to the post of Assistant Governor of the Central Bank.   


Sanjeeva Jayawardena PC with Lakmini Warusevitane instructed by Sanjeewa Kaluarachchi appeared for the petitioner.  


 He states that in the interests of all employees of the Central Bank a structured marking scheme should be provided with full publicity and should be subjected to a detailed and objective assessment of suitability as an inalienable principle of the rule of law, due process, public trust and transparency when appointments are made to and within the public sector.   


The petitioner said if this was not done, then there was the likelihood of sub-standard candidates being appointed instead of independent, honest, qualified and emminently suitable officers who would not succumb to extraneous pressures or the irregular dictates of superiors. 

 

In the interests of all employees of the Central Bank a structured  marking scheme should be provided with full publicity and subjected to a detailed and objective assessment of suitability in a  inalienable principle of the rule of law

 

 

He is seeking Court to issue an order directing the respondents to formulate and approve an amended promotion scheme based on objective criteria for selection and assessment and is also seeking Court to direct that the interviews should not be conducted without the participation of the independent member of the interview panel to ensure balance, objectivity and transparency and confidence in the process. 
 
The petitioner is seeking Court to stay the operation of acting on the appointment letters until the final determination of his application.