Workshop on reforming GAD held in Nay Pyi Taw

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Union Minister U Min Thu delivers the speech at the workshop on reforming General Administration Department in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA

A workshop on reforming General Administration Department (GAD) of Ministry of Office of the Union Government was held at Grand Amara Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
In his address to the workshop Union Minister for Office of the Union Government U Min Thu spoke of the importance of the workshop toward the work of reforming GAD. Suggestions on reforming the GAD will be the outcome of the three-day workshop and it can be designated as the first preparatory step.
Second point is the basis on which the reform works are to be based. To what dimension and what sectors are to be included. What should be the priority? Required long term work processes are to be thought out and decided. Discussions on the vision, appropriateness of this vision to the political and administrative system of a democracy federal union had to be made. The Union Minister proposes the establishment of a Good Governance as the department’s vision.

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The main missions of GAD are at the moment designated as rule of law, peace, development and serving the public.
Once the aims and missions are set, law, rules, notifications and procedures are to be reviewed. Handbook for GAD personnel need to be produced.
The workshop should focus on subjects such as executive power, assigning the employees of the General Administration Department in carrying out human resource management, building their capacity, changes and reforms for training.
Union Minister U Min Thu urged the employees to carry out reforms with added momentum to become a model for reforms in Myanmar, just as the “General Administration Department is a model for reforms.
He also stressed the need to take balance approach to changes and reforms, urging the employees to give priority to the issues that they can really handle.
After the General Administration Department was moved under the administration of his ministry, the first three-month period of 2019 is considered as the period for stability of government machinery, he said.
The workshop is one of the steps taken for speeding up reforms.
He also urged the members of the advisory board of the ministry to explain the One State-One Township Project at the workshop and to select three prioritized townships for the pilot project.
The General Administration Department has been existed as a strong institution and as the backbone of the administration system of the country for many years.
“Our employees must carry out reforms which are in conformity with the political system leading to a democracy federal Union while building an administrative system which faces the people,” he said.
Following his opening address, Union Minister U Min Thu took the documentary photos together with the attendees.
The three-day workshop will focus on carrying out reforms in term of essence and characteristics and reaching the services at the village/ward level.

(Translated by GNLM)

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