01.10.2011 04.Cheschwan. 5772
New State Comptroller's report expected to show number of aides employed by Prime Minister's office increased six-fold from 1995-2010.
The number of personal aides and advisers employed by the Prime Minister's Office increased six-fold during the years 1995-2010 because the Civil Service Commission failed to establish clear criteria for these positions, a report being issued on Tuesday by the State Comptroller's Office is expected to show.
According to Civil Service regulations, prime ministers, ministers and ministry directors-general are permitted to hire people to fill certain "positions of personal trust" without issuing a tender. The only restriction on these hirees is that they may not be integrated into the management echelons of the government ministry….