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Minister: certain SRS workers under rotation are delaying the inevitable

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUCertain workers of the State Revenue Service under rotation are trying to buy time because they are not fully confident they wish to continue working in their posts, said Finance Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola after a government meeting on 7 June.

It should be added that the government decided on Tuesday to allocate EUR 56,924 to Justice Ministry to provide the transfer of five officials from SRS to Prison Administration. Justice Ministry asked the government to support allocate funding from Finance Ministry’s State Revenue and Customs Policy to Justice Ministry’s budget sub-programme worth EUR 56,924, including EUR 45,580 for wages.

Reizniece-Ozola explained that the government’s decision is not in favour of allocation of additional funding, but rather in favour of transferring funding from SRS to the Prison Administration.

The minister emphasized that the order about the transfer of SRS workers has been signed and approved. Nevertheless, certain SRS workers are trying to buy time to consider their options.

«The opinion of SRS workers under rotation is noted. They are offered with positions equal to the one they had in SRS to ensure their skills are used to the full. The competence of those workers has been assessed by SRS and the institutions to take them on,» – added the Finance Minister.

She repeatedly expressed confidence that SRS will be sorted out. ‘If someone thinks that SRS is blown up, it is not true. Maybe certain network structure have been blown up,’ – added Reizniece-Ozola.

Solvita Aboltina, head of Saeima’s National Security Committee, had previously said that the situation around SRS has a certain political hint to it.

Rotation in SRS will apply to 39 employees, including 22 managers.

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