Miljana Pavličić, the assistant director of the Institute for Public Health, was convicted more than nine years ago for the criminal offense of document forgery, but despite the verdict, she continued to work and progress in that health institution.
She was given a suspended sentence for falsifying information about her completed studies at the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Belgrade, confirmed this morning to "Vijesta" from the Basic Court in Podgorica.
"We inform you that at the time of the proceedings of the business designation K. no. 76/14, in accordance with the generalities given during the trial, the defendant MP was not employed," reads the answer of the Basic Court in Podgorica.
For many years, Pavličić worked in management positions at IJZ with a certificate of having completed her studies at the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Belgrade, which was falsified.
A months-long investigation by "Vijesti" and the Union of Doctors of Medicine (SDM) showed that Pavlićić never graduated from the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Belgrade, and that the documentation on the basis of which she works in a managerial position is a forgery.
Pavličić, with falsified educational documents, has been working in responsible positions in one of the most important health institutions in the country for years.
She is the daughter of the former chief health and sanitary inspector Višnja Orban.
Although Pavličić claims in the official answers that the employer - the Institute of Public Health has all the evidence of her qualifications in the personal file, the validity of that documentation was disputed by the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Belgrade, both to the "News" this year, and to the Ministry of Education more than a decade ago.
According to publicly available documentation, Pavličić performed important tasks at the Institute for Public Health for years, and she was also the president of the Commission for Accreditation of Health Institutions of the Ministry of Health.
During this year, she was also a member of the Commission that conducted interviews with candidates who responded to job advertisements at that institution and participated in the evaluation of their competencies.
During the last year, she participated in the project "Conduct training for case investigators and contact tracers to strengthen capacities for COVID 19 surveillance". On that project, and based on the contract on additional work, as a member of the professional team for nine months, she earned an additional 4.300 euros.
Pavličić even presented herself as a master of biochemistry in her biography, as a panelist at an event organized by the Centers for Excellence, an initiative of the European Union.
Pavličić was employed at the Institute in 2010 as an intern.