BEIJING should not handle personal complaints against the administration from civil servants after 1997, a Preliminary Working Committee (PWC) sub-group proposed yesterday. According to the PWC political sub-group, any complaints lodged by the territory's civil servants about their superiors, the Government, after the handover would directly be handled by Special Administrative Region (SAR) government. According to current practice, complaints made by civil servants can be lodged with the British Government for an answer through the Governor. The local convenor of the sub-group, Leung Chun-ying, said there was no need for the complaints to go to the central government in light of the principle of 'Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong'. Complaints from civil servants could be divided into two types, he added, administrative and judicial. Judicial complaints would be dealt with by the Court of Final Appeal which would be in place on July 1, 1997, while administrative complaints would be left to the SAR government. But the sub-group has yet to finalise whether a corresponding department or mechanism was to be set up to receive their complaints after 1997. The sub-group has not discussed ways for incumbent civil servants to join or assist the Preparatory Committee. It should be a matter for the Preparatory Committee itself to decide how it worked, he said.