Guyana Civil Service

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Civil service

The civil service is not a neutral body in the traditional British sense. Civil servants are regarded as servants of both the government and the PNC. Opposition to the PNC usually results in the loss of the incumbent's job because the executive president has authority to dismiss anyone whose actions he or she deems contrary to national or party interest. Fear of dismissal and consequently being blacklisted is one of the primary reasons large numbers of Guyanese professionals emigrated in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

You can read more regarding this subject on the following websites:

Public Administration Country Profile - United Nations
Administrative & Civil Service Reform - World Bank
Civil Service Law - Guyana - Public Service Rules
The experience and perceptions public officials in Guyana
Guyana - Government and Politics -

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