GOVERNMENT directors and heads of departments have been reminded that they are the ears and eyes of the civil service.
Speaking at the Leadership Training for Directors yesterday, Public Service Commission acting permanent secretary Iliesa Lutu said civil service executives played a critical role in government.
"Let me remind the participants of the highly crucial role that they play in the successful delivery of government service," Mr Lutu said.
A total of 120 directors and heads of departments in the civil service will graduate at the end of this year in a management training program provided by the University of the South Pacific.
The senior executives were reminded their roles were more inclined towards policy advice, planning, monitoring and auditing.
"To a large extent, you are the ears and the eyes of the civil service," Mr Lutu said.
He said this was all geared towards the efficiency in customer service for government ministries, departments and agencies.
He added that they should break down old-aged barriers.
"And having done that, we must then sharpen our skills as leaders and dedicate ourselves anew to the job of serving the public and the government, with confidence."