Aim higher and deliver on efficiency, civil servants reminded

PUTRAJAYA: Public Service director-general Tan Sri Mohd Khairul Adib Abd Rahman (pic) has reprimanded civil servants on public dissatisfaction over the level of service delivery deemed to be perfunctory and inefficient.

“We are to help the government solve problems faced by the people and not just aim for higher-level posts. Our salaries and allowances will be paid anyway, so please appreciate that.

“I would like to remind us all (civil servants) not to be merely perfunctory. Get rid of the old work culture.

“We all must realise and appreciate the fact that while other workers (in the private sector) are facing retrenchment during the Covid-19 pandemic, we are not even affected, ” he said during the Public Service Department’s monthly assembly held virtually yesterday.

Khairul Adib also called on civil servants to learn from the difficult situation faced by workers in the private sector or those who were self-employed after their sources of income were badly affected.

He said they should strive to change the negative public perception of the civil service.

“Improve the quality of service and determination to perform the duty of serving the people and ensuring that the government’s aspirations are achieved, ” he said.

He added that if all civil servants maintained their integrity and trustworthiness in discharging their duties, negative public perception could be corrected and this would improve the image of civil servants.

He said civil servants should also increase their knowledge, especially on new technologies, so that their existing skills and competencies could be improved in line with the Digital Economy Blueprint launched earlier this year. — Bernama

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