GIS - 25 June, 2013: The celebration of the “United Nations Public Service Day” and the “Africa Public Service Day”, should not only be a day of recognition but one of reflection also that will steer the Civil Service on the path of reforms and the road to excellence.
This is the gist of the message of the Minister of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms, Mr Sutyadeo Moutia, on the occasion of the “United Nations Public Service Day” and the “Africa Public Service Day” celebrated on the 23rd of June every year.
The celebration of this Day in Mauritius says Minister Moutia, marks and recognises the efforts and determination of the public service to unflinchingly support and implement government policies towards the modernisation of the country. On this score, he reiterates the critical role of the public service in Mauritius while expressing his satisfaction that the public sector is made up of qualified, dedicated and competent officers at all levels in the civil service.
In his opinion, the country is surely moving towards the perfect public service that is citizen centric, ethics abiding and performance oriented. He further underlined that Mauritius has succeeded to overcome the challenges of development owing to the fact that Government has, through its human resource policies, been able to retain the best brains in the public service that could gauge and deliver on the needs of the country.
Minister Moutia maintains that the mindset, policies and methods across the civil service remain dynamic and evolve with the rapid changes occurring in the world. To this end, he said that his Ministry has embarked on a set of reforms based on a long term perspective with a more integrated, effective and qualitative civil service with an utmost priority being given to the training of staff.
Regarding training, the Minister mentioned that the Civil Service College is providing capacity building in new and necessary competencies such as technical/ analytical skills, knowledge of e-Government, Comparative public policy analysis, psychology of change and integration and diversity.
He also elaborated on the Performance Management System, which in his view, ensures that objectives to be achieved by the organisation are clearly communicated to each delivery unit and to all employees hence giving a sense of direction that harnesses the efforts of each and everyone towards common goals set.
Government Information Service, Prime Minister’s Office, Level 6, New Government Centre, Port Louis, Mauritius. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website:http://gis.gov.mu