GIS – 15 October, 2018: A new batch of 125 recruits in the grade of Management Support Officer (MSO) joined the Civil Service in the General Services Cadre this morning. In this context, an official function was held in the presence of the Minister of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms, Mr Eddy Boissézon, and the Secretary for Public Service, Mr Premhans Jhugroo, at the Sir Harilal Vaghjee Hall, Port Louis.
In his address, Minister Boissézon highlighted that for the country to face the challenges ahead, there is a need for trained and knowledgeable public officers at all levels, so as to achieve excellence in the delivery of services. He pointed out that the Civil Service College, Mauritius will organise a three-day induction programme for the new recruits, with the objective of enabling them to acquire notions and knowledge, so as to acquaint them with the appropriate skills while empowering them to cope with emerging challenges more effectively.
According to the Minister, the new MSOs are joining the public service at the most opportune time where their full participation and support will be required in the implementation of several reform measures that will span across the civil service. The ultimate objective of this reform is to ensure an optimum utilisation of human resources for providing more efficient services for the benefit of customers at large, he stated. He also urged the new recruits to have the right attitude so as to help transform the public sector and achieve Vision 2030.
For his part, the Secretary for Public Service dwelt on the importance for the new recruits to adhere to public service values and principles so as to carry out their duties in an efficient and effective way. He stressed on the need to have the sense of discipline, responsibility, integrity and team spirit so that the new recruits can achieve what is expected of them throughout their career.
MSOs are required to amongst others, prepare, scrutinise and process documents/cases; maintain files, forms, reports and other materials; carry out registry, simple finance, human resource and procurement and supply duties, under supervision; assist in administrative duties within the division/section/unit and to provide general support to operational services; and keep records regarding documents, books and magazines of the Ministry/Department, and to assist users by providing relevant information, whenever required.
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