GIS - Apr 06, 2012: A Draft Technical Overview Note prepared by the World Bank in line with the new reforms strategy in the Civil service, was the focus of a one and a half day workshop which opened on 4 April at Le Sirius, Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel in Port Louis.
The document was drawn up on the basis of the outcome of two consultative meetings which the World Bank delegation had with heads of ministries and senior officials. Participants at the workshop were called upon to validate the document to be updated with new proposals emerging from discussions.
The deliberations will help towards the finalisation of the document which outlines a series of bold changes aim at transforming the Civil service into a smarter Civil service which calls for a well designed strategy focused on good governance. Those reforms are deemed necessary for the Civil service to meet the increasing expectations of the different stakeholders in the wake of constant changes in the socio-economic landscape.
Speaking at the opening of the workshop, the Minister of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms, Mr Sutyadeo. Moutia, recalled that Government has already embarked on a set of reforms to make the Civil service more efficient in service delivery. In this respect, he announced that the Civil Service College Bill is nearing finalisation for introduction in the National Assembly. The Commonwealth Secretariat is assisting the Ministry of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms to carry out a study on the financial aspects of the College, he said.
The Minister also emphasised on a dire need for reforms in the Civil service to respond smartly to the exigencies of a new and constantly changing world with its impact at national level.
So far the Ministry of Civil Service has undertaken a series of reforms centred on five main themes: Performance management; Human Resource management and development; Promotion of good governance and ethical behaviour; Total quality management; and Customer care and improved service delivery.