|Saturday, 24 January 2004|
'Public servants should be given all encouragement'
The government is now implementing public service reforms on the basis of finding urgent solutions to the problems of public servants and transforming the public service into a more humane service, said Public Administration, Management and Reforms Minister, Vajira Abeywardena.
He was speaking at a ceremony held at his ministry to mark the handing over of appointment letters to a batch of 26 SLAS Officers who have been promoted to Class One of their service.
Minister Abeywardena said the new batch of Class One Officers would be the highest positions in the public service which had fallen vacant and they would be given the option to select stations of their choice. He said public servants should be given all encouragement and inducement to work as a team to provide maximum service towards the future welfare of the motherland.
This should be done by providing them with opportunities to display their skills in an environment of freedom.
He said youth talent should be utilised to the maximum to improve the public service and it was encouraging to see that the new batch of officers were of a comparatively young age.
Ministry Secretary, S. C. Mannapperuma, Director General Combined Services, Victor Samaraweera and Acting Director Combined Services, N. R. Athukorale also spoke.
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