The Defence Ministry has made arrangements to award “Bravo Colonel” positions to ministry secretaries, district and divisional secretaries from 2013.
The programme is to be implemented in several stages and the Defence Ministry has made arrangements to get the financial allocations for the project in the 2013 budget.
Principals from schools island wide are to be presented with Colonel positions during the second step of the project next year.
The first step of this programme concluded on October 8th. Two officials from the Education Ministry and 23 male and female school principals were presented with Colonel positions.
A senior Education Ministry official said that Bravo Colonel positions are being presented to education offices to maintain institutional discipline and for financial management. The programme is to be carried out in several stages.
Officials in the defence establishment have now started to refer to the “Bravo Colonel” positions presented to school principals as “Broiler Colonel” positions.
The Defence Ministry is currently holding discussions to explore the possibility of granting such Bravo Colonel positions to state doctors, university lecturers and members of the judiciary. The Defence Ministry has also proposed that persons employed into the state sector in future be ranked from the position of second lieutenant.