Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Islamic Affairs Musab Abdulla's suspension has been re-extended.
This is the fifth time Musab's suspension has been extended. He was first suspended with pay for 30 days on May 29.
Civil Service Commission (CSC) extended his suspension for the fifth time last Thursday, after the fourth suspension of 15 days expired yesterday.
Musab was suspended at the time when Sisilfaru Hajj Group submitted a case against Islamic ministry to Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and Civil Court due to denying them permits to take pilgrims to Hajj this year.
The nature of Musab's suspension or the reasons behind it has not yet been disclosed by any authority.
Musab was appointed as the Permanent Secretary at Islamic Ministry on July 25, 2017. He also served as the first secretary at the Maldivian Embassy at Abu Dhabi.
According to Civil Service Regulations, an employee can only be given salary under suspension for 30 days, and can be kept under suspension for another 60 days without pay.