Civil Service Commission clarifies Ceso eligibility-A A +A
Friday, July 9, 2010
CIVIL Service Commission (CSC) clarified Friday that it is the Career Executive Service Board (CESB) that conducts the screening process for career executive service officer (Ceso) eligibility.
CSC Regional Director Rodolfo Encajonado made the clarification after President Benigno Aquino III called for the elimination of officials who are not Ceso eligible from the government service.
Ceso officials are those currently occupying career positions like department heads, Cabinet positions such as secretary, assistant secretary, deputy secretary, commission head and other third to fifth level positions in the government.
Encajonado said the CSC administers only the professional and subprofessional examinations, and passers are qualified for appointment to first and second level posts in the government.
He also stressed that civil service eligibilities conferred by CSC are not and have never been for sale. The commission had instituted stringent measures to protect the integrity of its examinations.
Encajonado also warned the public from transacting with individuals who claim to be CSC personnel and who say they can guarantee a passing score in the exams in exchange for a fee.
Republic Act 9416, signed into law in 2007, declared as unlawful any form of cheating in the civil service exam, unauthorized use and possession of CSC examination-related materials and grants the commission exclusive jurisdiction over the cases, including those committed by private individuals.
Government personnel who engage in these kinds of nefarious activities shall be dismissed from the service. If the offender is a private individual, he or she shall be perpetually barred from entering the government service and from taking any civil service exam. (LCP)