Understanding the civil servants’ duties

By Min Pyae

I felt something while reading a message, “Please CDM”, sent by my childhood friend. He sent other messages via phone or messenger like “You won’t go hungry even if you are not a staff.” “Have you joined CDM? If not, you are no longer my friend. It’s just kidding, but it’s serious,” with smile emoji.

I did not make any reply to him. We all complete education and graduated persons of our age and have reasoning skills for everything. So, I just said to him, “My friend, you are not mature enough,” in my mind. I don’t think my friend, who is not a government staff, will understand that it is not that easy for civil service personnel in serving the duties of the country and public services. But I want to explain it to him well one day.

The civil services are the parts of government mechanism, whatever the government is. The whole mechanism will be perfect if every piece of mechanism does good things. It is the government staff who serve their duties no matter what the government is.

Serving duties without fail

I go to the office daily now. I dutifully do my administrative matters assigned by my department. The management or administrative affairs do not complete just in a day, and they keep running just for one week or one month. At my department, it serves pensions for elderly staff and leaves for current staff. I cannot say like I will not do pensions-related matters for the civil service personnel during this government term, and I can do under other government terms after joining CDM.

At our education department, many teachers reach the retirement age of 60. They mostly spend their time for the students, and they nearly complete their duties at 60, so it is my duty to serve for them, especially for the receivable gratuities and pensions.

I don’t think my friend, who is not a government staff, will understand that it is not that easy for civil service personnel in serving the duties of the country and public services.

There is also the staff who have to retire for their health issues or other cases, so I have to do my duties for them. I have to say it is just “according to my duty”. I perform my tasks with goodwill or cetana.

Because it is just for people like my retired parents, I am stuck with my parents’ action on their pension payment day. They are active to meet with their old colleagues when the day is drawing near. So, I do not want to join CDM for my parents’ sake, and I only want to serve my duties.

Parts of the government mechanism

The civil services are the parts of government mechanism, whatever the government is. The whole mechanism will be perfect if every piece of mechanism does good things. It is the government staff who serve their duties no matter what the government is. They have to perform tasks according to the stipulated law or rules at government services organizations and the relevant departments.

The rules and regulations, including directives, are already stipulated. There is no need to mention the actions taken against ministers and deputy minister for violating the law as you, the staff, have known about it. No matter what the situation may be, only the majority of staff remained in serving duties.

Whatever your stances or beliefs, you have to perform your duties when you become a civil servant. Therefore, I also serve my responsibilities at my best. I believe that I will get positive achievements as all of my efforts are intended for others’ convenience.

The nature of democracy provides freedom of expression or speech. However, it is not good if one’s right affects others. I don’t want the people to think of making enemies.
I hope those who love the essence of democracy empathize with others.

Those who think only the CDM participants are loyal and love the country and people need to consider again. The staff serving the public services are in a dilemma among the disagreements. Although there is freedom of speech, most of them are unfair criticisms.

Careful consideration

It is right to provide suggestions to those serving the duties of the country and public. But, it should be a piece of positive advice. Some people say something like we should do like that or other things, but they even don’t know how to do it. So, the staff need to think of such words.

I also understand the feeling of staff with different desires or opinions.

The nature of democracy provides freedom of expression or speech. However, it is not good if one’s right affects others. I don’t want the people to think of making enemies.
I hope those who love the essence of democracy empathize with others. There is freedom of right to agree to disagreement and debate.

I do not want to express my love for the country and people online. I am no longer surprised at the people’s exaggerations on Facebook, and I do not wish the fake friends who want me to show affection online. I can only pledge to serve my duties to my best for the sake of my country.

Translated.

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