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   Government of the Republic of Fiji

  Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A Better Fiji through Excellence in Foreign Service

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Media Release

Promoting productivity and excellence in the Public Service

Initiatives like the Service Excellence Awards (SEA) has promoted productivity and instil excellence in service delivery within the public service sector.

This was highlighted by the Public Service Commission permanent secretary Parmesh Chand at a press conference this afternoon with senior officials from other ministries and agencies.

Mr Chand said since its inception 9 years ago, the awards program and framework has brought about significant improvements in the public service.

“For us at PSC we have improved performance through achievement of targeted activities under leadership, education and training, social justice, poverty reduction and civil servicereform,” he said.

“As custodians of the framework in the service, PSC is also working to meet the requirements of SEA framework and to improve our systems and process,” he said.

Fiji’s Roving Ambassador to the Polynesian and Micronesian Islands in the Pacific Litia Mawi said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ participation in the exercise has contributed to the improvement of services at various missions.

“During evaluation processes we have had to request the various heads of missions and counsellors witness the processes of obtaining excellence,” Ms Mawi said.

“I must commend the PSC introducing such exercises which will the ministries too improve their services for all Fijians,” she said.

With this year’s theme focused on Enhancing advocacy for Climate change and sustainable future, Mr Chand is confident that all civil servants will be able to learn more on the topic and reflect it at community level.

The awards is categorised into four categories, which is the Commitment award, the Public Service Excellence, the Prime Ministers Award and the Achievement Award.

The President of Kiribati His Excellency the Anote Tong will be the Guest Speaker at the event on Friday.

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