Sichuan civil servants forbidden from moonlighting in private sector
( 2003-07-27 09:26) (Xinhua)
Civil servants in the southwestern Sichuan Province have been forbidden from
taking jobs in the private sector, according to a notice recently released by
Sichuan provincial government.
Local regulations which previously allowed civil servants to take jobs in the
private sector while remaining in the civil service have been abolished.
In recent years, in order to develop the local private economy, civil
servants in some areas in Sichuan were allowed to enter the business world and
remain employed with government organizations.
The "double identities " of these business-running civil servants violates
the State Public Servant Statute and is to be banned.
The Sichuan provincial government started to investigate the issue early this
year and identified 423 civil servants who were working full-time or part-time
in the private sector.
The 423 civil servants have been ordered to choose between their government
jobs or private sector employment.