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Sarawak aims to give world-class civil service
Posted on : 14 Dec 2018  Source of News: The Borneopost Online

Sabariah (third right, seated) and invited speakers in a group photo with participants. — Photo by Agnes Tugong

KUCHING: Sarawak is aiming to deliver world-class civil service to the people by 2020 in line with the benchmark of the world standard, said Deputy State Secretary (Performance and Service Delivery Transformation) Datu Dr Sabariah Putit.

According to her, Sarawak Civil Service (SCS) is among the best in the country and based on its SCS Strategic Plan 2010-2020, it has two more years to achieve the target.

“We have two more years to transform our civil service into world-class standard,” she said when launching the Sarawak State Civil Human Resource Summit at a hotel here yesterday.

In the past eight years, Sabariah said a lot of changes had transformed service delivery of SCS at all levels. She also disclosed that Sarawak was the first in Malaysia to have won the International Innovation Award (IIA) of the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) 2017.

Sarawak also won the DNA Innovation Category along with India during the CAPAM 2017.

On the summit, Sabariah said it was jointly organised by the state Human Resource Unit and Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM), and supported by the SCS Leadership Institute.

She added that the bi-annual summit aims at developing human capital and cultivating good human resource practice among the state civil servants.

Among the invited speakers was Imran Kunalan, advisor and principal consultant for National ICT Human Capital Development, Huawei Technologies Ltd, GTEX.

Also present were Sarawak Human Resource Unit director Datu William Patrick Nyigor and MIM chief executive officer Sivanganam Rajaretnan.