Civil service reform – KSN

By: Fauzi Suhaimi

PUTRAJAYA, February 13, 2024 – The Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Mohd Zuki Ali, emphasises that the government’s priority at this time is to implement reforms to the public service, which includes enhancing the efficiency, effectiveness, and professionalism of public servants.

According to him, this effort ensures that all government services can be delivered transparent, speedy, and successful.

“For the year 2024, my priority is to reform the civil service – islah mastato’tum by leading continuous changes with the aim to reduce any wastage, and increase productivity, while also optimizing the existing resources.

“This will also benefit the country and will continue to be indulged by civil servants through a more relevant remuneration system in line with the current cost of living,” he said during the Addressing Ceremony of KSN for the year 2024 ‘We Are Malaysia’s Fortress’ at Puspanitapuri, Putrajaya, on Tuesday.

To elaborate further, he also mentioned that the Civil Reform to be implemented will be based on two main aspects, namely ‘Human Capital in Civil Service’ and ‘Policy Implementation and Service Delivery’.

Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Mohd Zuki Ali during his speech to government servants. Photo by NADA / Amir Zahien.

“As everyone is aware, the government is actively pursuing the final phase of the New Civil Service Remuneration System (SSPA) Study.

“We have submitted the first interim report to the Prime Minister last January 19, 2024.

He also added that SSPA implementation must be given priority as it is the main pillar of this reforming effort that will determine the success and productivity of public servants.

“The time has already come for us to instil new vitality into the existing remuneration system for the reformation.

“The existing system of 20 years is no longer relevant, especially with the increasing cost of living nowadays,” he explained.

The event was also attended by a group of Ministry Secretaries-General, Heads of Departments and Agencies including the Director General of the National Anti-Drugs Agency, Tuan Sutekno Ahmad Belon.

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