1,200 apply for 22 vacancies at Customs

Maldives Customs Service officers pictured at the institution's 127th anniversary function held at Dharubaaruge on August 20, 2017. (File Photo/Sun/Fayaz Moosa)

Maldives Customs Service has announced it is currently in the middle of processing nearly 1,200 applications for 22 vacancies at the institution.

The announcement was made by Commissioner General of Customs, Ahmed Numan in a tweet last Wednesday.

Numan, in his tweet, referred to a joint youth vulnerability survey by National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC) Maldives and UNDP Maldives which show 67 percent of the Maldivian youth population believe they can gain employment with the “right connections”.

Numan has provided assurance applicants will be selected based solely on merit and without any undue influence.

The 22 vacancies at Customs is for the position of assistant customs officer – the lowest ranking customs officer position.

Customs has announced it is the first time the institution has received so many applications.