Tag: civil service
Dr Mahathir Mohamad says civil servants in a democratic system where the government changes through elections must not be bound to the ruling party.
Any sabotage against the new government is more likely due to incompetency and corruption than political differences.
Chief Minister Shafie Apdal says all ranks of government staff will receive the payment in the next few days.
Two fitness experts and a dietitian say a balanced and nutritious low-calorie diet should complement the exercise sessions to curb obesity among government officers.
Gooi Hsiao Leung says Penang should be given more federal funds to reflect its true contribution to the economy.
But it says the 3,390 civil servants currently serving in the state will not be affected.
Ex-chief minister Yong Teck Lee and another person have sought a declaration that the appointment of Amarjit Singh was null and void.
Deputy Minister Md Farid Md Rafik says the government is looking at ways to 'optimise' unfilled positions in the civil service.
Only a lean and mean civil service will be able to cut red tape and the government needs to resolve the problems of overstaffing and duplication of work.
The prime minister says task flow charts and the like will help civil servants know what to do without going through a complicated bureaucratic process.
Pure science graduates are a frustrated lot as they can’t get jobs or research opportunities, so the government should first make available sufficient jobs or career opportunities before promoting STEM.
The concerns of all the stakeholders will be taken into consideration, assures the finance minister.
On government job cuts, deputy minister says no permanent staff were sacked and only 1,691 contract officers were terminated.
The real issue is not the number but the right number for each ministry.
Pekan MP also says privatisation might not be a solution to trim 'bloated' workforce.
The prime minister says it can help tackle the oversized civil service which has heavy financial implications for the country.
Inevitable technological advancements will see most losing their jobs, so civil servants are being urged to improve themselves and acquire new skills.
The Public Service Department responds to a report that 16,000 civil servants are set to lose their jobs in a rationalisation exercise.
The prime minister says this is because everyone wants to maintain their culture and heritage.
Most rural and illiterate folk do not dare question civil servants and demand for accountability.
Ismail Bakar also dismisses claims that the reshuffle was politically motivated.
Senior civil servants say sometimes neither side knows what the other wants, and that some officers of ministers are spying on them.
The prime minister says corruption has fallen since Pakatan Harapan took over federal power.
They say they were axed from the public administration course due to a sudden hike in passing requirements.