Unproductive cvil servants

WHEN will we ever wake up to the fact that we have a very unproductive civil service?

I believe the Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz-Sayed Khaiyum is absolutely correct in his statement (FT:29/03) that a lot of things are not happening because civil servants are not doing their jobs!

Civil servants are basically employed to impartially implement government policies and laws, and as a result they work in areas that affect our everyday life.

It is for this very reason that they need to be highly efficient and productive employees.

One only needs to visit any government department to experience this lacklustre service.

I believe civil service customer service is non-existent!

The lack of responsibility is not only appalling but indeed detrimental to the overall functioning of Government and the development of the nation.

The civil service reform must proceed with vigour and a new robust standard set.

Long time coming!