Judgment No. 457
THE COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED.
The complainants failed to get a promotion and addressed an appeal within the applicable time limits to the Director. He failed to take a decision on the matter within the sixty-day time, relying on the major criteria for compiling lists of officials for promotion. The final decision fell within the discretionary authority of the Director, who was free to endorse the recommendations of the Promotion Committee, although he was not bound to. There were no grounds for finding an abuse of discretionary authority. Complaint dismissed.
promotion; promotion board; discretion; executive head; advisory opinion; binding character; proposal