GIS - 29 May, 2013: Training and learning have become an inescapable feature to create a modern, efficient public service and achieve excellence in the delivery of public services, said the Minister of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms, Mr Sutyadeo Moutia, this morning during the launching of a two-day customised training programme for some 20 drivers at the Very Important Persons Security Unit (VIPSU) Headquarters in Vacoas.
Government, said Minister Moutia is committed to generate the right outcomes in the interest of citizens of the country and this should be the focus of all public sector employees so as to help Government fulfill all commitments through dedicated, cost-effective and timely services of higher quality and standards. What Government expects from civil servants in return is value for money services, he added.
He further underlined that his Ministry is ensuring that all civil servants are provided with an average of 40 hours of training per year. To that effect, the Errors, Omissions and Anomalies report 2013 has recommended that the Civil Service College, Mauritius should work in conjunction with the Public Sector Re-engineering Bureau and Reform Cells of line ministries so as to establish a framework for the delivery of sound training programmes geared towards improvement of performance at the work place and sensitisation of public officers to a culture of performance and results-based management.
According to Mr Moutia, the training programme for VIPSU drivers has come at a crucial time when safe driving and security on road are high on the agenda of the Government. The training programme, focuses on safe and defensive driving.
As at date some 2900 public officers across the Civil Service have benefitted from different training programmes offered by the Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms.
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