The source said in a statement to “Sky News Arabia”, that some authorities have priority in implementing the law, including the Ministry of Transport and Higher Education.
According to the source, government institutions have begun to strengthen ways of research, follow-up, and periodic evaluation of all government employees, and coordination will be made between all concerned authorities to identify information on suspected members of the Brotherhood.
The source, who spoke to “Sky News Arabia”, and preferred not to be named, confirmed that all government agencies and public bodies received an explanatory copy of the law to start the application procedures for all workers in the administrative structure of the country, stressing that the purification process will take time, while the competent authorities will be addressed in the cases. the suspect to conduct the necessary investigations and obtain adequate information.
Last Sunday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi signed Law No. 135 of 2021, regarding the dismissal of government employees without a disciplinary path, and the Civil Service Law.
Who has the authority to dismiss?
The second article of the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s decision published in the Official Gazette in its Sunday issue stipulated that the dismissal of the worker in the cases stipulated in Article 1 bis of this law shall be by a reasoned decision issued by the President of the Republic or his authorized representative based on the presentation of the competent minister after hearing Worker’s words.
The worker shall be notified of the dismissal decision, and the dismissal of the worker in accordance with the provisions of this law shall not deprive him of a pension or remuneration, without prejudice to the constitutional guarantees established for some groups in the face of dismissal from the job.
To whom does the decision apply?
The provisions of this law shall apply to the employees of the administrative apparatus units in the state, which are; Ministries, government departments, local administration units, public bodies, agencies that have special budgets, workers whose employment affairs are regulated by special laws or regulations, employees of public sector companies, employees of public business sector companies, and the bodies addressed by the provisions of the Civil Service Law.
The law aims to purify government institutions of “Brotherhood and sabotage cells” in government sectors, which strengthened their presence during the Brotherhood’s rule, and some of them are still active.
How will the decision be implemented?
According to the source, the Egyptian government is working to “purify employees to remove those belonging to terrorist organizations from executive positions and important positions within the state’s sectors,” after it was proven that a group of these employees were involved in the implementation of some schemes aimed at harming the state in favor of the organization’s agenda.
He explained that “cleansing state institutions of Brotherhood cells is complicated and not easy, because most of them do not clearly declare their affiliation,” noting that “the law will define the mechanisms for dealing with each case and indicate the extent of its involvement in actions that threaten the stability of the country, and in this case he must be dismissed from his position. and prosecuting him, while in some cases it will be sufficient to remove the employee from executive positions and place him under supervision.
He stressed that “the law gives the employee the full right to sue to deny the accusation against him of belonging to a terrorist organization, and also gives him the right to receive his full financial dues.”
The first article of the draft law states that “without prejudice to the constitutional guarantees established for some groups in the face of dismissal from office, the provisions of this law shall apply to workers in units of the state’s administrative apparatus, including ministries, departments, government agencies, non-local administration units, public bodies, and other bodies. whose budgets are private, employees whose employment affairs are regulated by special laws or regulations, employees of public sector companies, and public business sector companies.
The second article specifies the cases in which the employee may be dismissed by other than disciplinary means, which are: “If he breaches his job duties in a way that would seriously harm a public utility in the state or its economic interests, and if serious presumptions are established regarding him that affects the country’s national security and safety – including listing on a list Terrorists, and if he loses confidence and prestige, and if he loses the reasons for his validity to occupy the position, except for health reasons.”
According to the law, if there is one or more reasons for dismissal, the worker shall be suspended by force of law from work for a period not exceeding 6 months or until the dismissal decision is issued, whichever comes first.
Brotherhood cells are ruining the country
In early May, the Egyptian Minister of Transport, Kamel Al-Wazir, demanded, during a plenary session of the House of Representatives, the need to legislate a law that would hold accountable state employees belonging to the Brotherhood.
The minister said that the Ministry of Transport has about 162 employees belonging to the terrorist Brotherhood and working in the railway sector, stressing the importance of amending the Civil Service Law to separate some groups who “threaten the work of the facility and pose a threat to the safety of citizens.”
Egypt has classified the Brotherhood as a terrorist organization since 2013, months after the overthrow of former President Mohamed Morsi following massive popular protests.
Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Egyptian Parliament, MP Alaa Essam, said in statements to “Sky News Arabia” that the new legislation comes within the framework of the Egyptian state’s keenness to strengthen its mechanisms in the face of terrorism and extremism, and to track down people affiliated with the Brotherhood inside the country, who take advantage of their presence in sites Responsibility for implementing the organization’s agenda.