Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi approved, on Sunday, new amendments to the Civil Service Law allowing “non-disciplinary dismissal” of public employees, if proven guilty of sabotaging acts that affect the national security and safety of the country.
The new amendments stipulate that the dismissal shall be approved by the President or by his authorized representative. The dismissed employee shall be notified of the decision, but he shall not be deprived of his pension or allowance.
Public employees, if proven guilty of sabotaging acts against the state, shall be suspended for a period not exceeding six months or until the issuance of the dismissal decision, with cutting half of their wages over the period of suspension.
The amendments were approved by the Egyptian House of Representatives on 12 July 2021.
The law would be applicable against those blacklisted in terrorism-related crimes. However, in case the names of those employees dropped from the terrorism list, he could reinstate his governmental position.
The law targets the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, whose members are blacklisted by the government in charges of terrorism and sabotage acts.