Pyithu Hluttaw discusses age limit for civil servants, pollution

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Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw U Win Myint. Photo: MNA

The 2nd Pyithu Hluttaw’s 7th regular session sixth-day meeting was held yesterday morning in the Pyithu Hluttaw meeting hall, Nay Pyi Taw.
At the meeting, Union Civil Service Board (UCSB) Chairman Dr. Win Thein replied to a question raised by Daw Ni Shwe Hlyan of Thantlang constituency on reducing the age limit criteria in appointing government servants for remote and far-off places.
The UCSB Chairman said the board does not set the age limit criteria in appointing public servants and has no plans to do so. Instead, it selects and appoints public servants according to criteria set by the relevant ministries. These criteria are also dependent on the nature and scope of the work of the relevant ministries. It is more appropriate for the ministries to set the criteria according to their requirements rather than have the UCSB set them. Next, Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win responded to a question raised by Dr. U Aung Khin of Pyin Oo Lwin constituency on plans to enact an air-pollution control law to reduce the ill effects of air pollution in Myanmar. The union minister said there are currently no plans to enact such a law, but national air-quality standards were being set and announced, adherence to the standard was being monitored and assessed by the relevant ministries, and the standard was being amended and corrected based on advances in science and technology as well as for the benefit of the people. These efforts will continue to control air pollution, the union minister noted.
Similarly, questions raised by Daw Nan Kham Aye of Namtu constituency, U Toe Thaung of Mongmit constituency and U Nay Htat Win of Sinbaungwe constituency were also answered by Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win.
Afterwards, a bill on explosive materials was submitted to the Hluttaw by Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win and the Pyithu Hluttaw Bill Committee report on the bill was read by committee member U Zaw Win of Htantabin constituency. Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint requested Hluttaw representatives who wished to discuss the bill to enroll their names.
A motion tabled by Dr. U Aye Min of Kayan constituency, urging the government to award outstanding government servants with honours, titles, rest, recreation and study tours and foreign (scholarship-based) training to raise the morale and performance of these public servants, was then discussed and supported by U Ne Lin Aung of Mindat constituency, Dr. U Tin Aung of Kyaukse constituency, U Tun Tun Naing of Kani constituency, Daw Cho Cho of Ottwin constituency, U Myint Lwin of Twante constituency, U Tin Htway of Waw constituency, U Myint Wei of Gwa constituency, U Tin Ko Ko Oo of Bilin constituency, U Saw Victor Clyde of Thandaunggyi constituency, Tatmadaw Hluttaw representative Lt-Col Kyaw Thiha and Major Min Zarni Htway, Dr. Daw Thet Thet Khaing of Dagon constituency, U Kyaw Swe Win of Kawhmu constituency, U Win Win of Minbu constituency, Daw Ni Shwe Hlyan of Thantlang constituency and U Maung Maung of Htigyaing constituency.
Responding to the discussion by the Hluttaw representatives, UCSB Chairman Dr. Win Thein said outstanding public servants were being promoted according to the public servant rule, and the Myanmar Civil Service Reform Strategic Action Plan (2017-2020) is being implemented by establishing four objectives for the new public servant management system, a practice and system that is merit-based and performance-driven, raising the leadership quality and performance to create people-centric public servants and improving the transparency and accountability of public servants.
The UCSB chairman added that outstanding public servants were being awarded through promotions, advance increments, certificates of honour, awards, titles, foreign (scholarship-based) training, meetings, workshops, seminars, study tours and other means. The Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker then took the consensus of the Hluttaw and announced the confirmation of the motion.
The 2nd Pyithu Hluttaw’s 7th regular session seventh-day meeting will continue on 26 January.

 

Thura Zaw

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