CSC appeals dismissal case of Islamic Min’s PS at Supreme Court

Musabu Abdulla (R) who was formerly the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs has won the case against Civil Service Commission, and the High Court declared his dismissal as wrongful. (Photo / Islamic Ministry)

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has appealed the Civil Court’s order to pay MVR 1.1 million to the former Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs Musabu Abdulla, who was wrongfully removed from his post.

The High Court ordered to pay Musabu MVR 1,187,766.60 as compensation for his losses.

As the CSC did not obey the order by High Court, a case was filed on behalf of Musbab at the Civil Court.

CSC asked to delay enforcing sentencing, as they were seeking to appeal the case to the higher court. However, the Civil Court found that as long as a higher court does not release an order to halt, the lower court’s order needed to be obeyed.

Hence, within three days’ time, the court ordered the compensation amount to be paid.

But even after three days passed, the payment was not carried out by CSC.

Speaking about this, the President of CSC Ibrahim Rashad stated to Sun that the order to pay MVR 1.1 million in compensation was appealed at the Supreme Court.

Furthermore, he said that a request has been filed at the High Court to delay enforcing the sentence by the Civil Court.

Musabu was appointed as permanent secretary on July 25, 2017. While he was fulfilling the role, he was suspended on May 29. 2019, following four cases lodged against him at the Civil Service Commission (CSC).

Although he was initially suspended with salary, the suspension was later increased four times, all of which was incremented on a no-pay basis.

Despite asking to be reinstated to his former position, the court declined as another has already been appointed to the post in question.

After investigations into the cases against him, Musabu was dismissed from the post on September 10, 2021.

Claiming that he was unfairly dismissed, he lodged a case against the CSC to reinstate his position, seeking salary and benefits from the date he was placed on no pay, compensation for repercussions faced due to loss of employment, and expenses on legal assistance.

The Civil Court had sentenced that CSC had dismissed him rightfully, in accordance with procedures.

The decision was appealed on behalf of Musabu at the High Court. During the hearing at the upper court, the decision was granted in Musabu’s favour.

The sentence by High Court stated that Musabu was dismissed unlawfully, hence he is to be granted salary and other benefits until the date of the appeal.