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Promotion of civil servants | On the inappropriateness of seniority, "hot kitchen" and bureaucracy need to be eliminated

2021-10-11T08:13:29.375Z

The civil service system has been criticized in the past. This policy address proposes reforms, suggesting to review the selection and appointment mechanism for high-level civil servants to ensure that "the able can live there" and put the most visionary and capable officials at the top



The civil service system has been criticized in the past. This policy address proposes reforms to review the selection and appointment mechanism for high-level civil servants to ensure that "the able can live" and put the most visionary and capable officials in the most suitable positions.


At a press conference after the release of the "Policy Address," when asked whether the current government posts are not "for the capable," Chief Executive Carrie Lam responded that the most insufficiency of the current government is people who "want to serve."

This sentence actually quoted the statement by Xia Baolong, director of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, at the National Security Law first anniversary seminar in July this year. He put forward the five major conditions for governing, "Not only must love the country and Hong Kong, but also have both moral integrity and ability, as well as the ability to govern. The governor must not only want to do things, but also know how to do things, be able to do things, and do things well."

Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor pointed out that "want to work" is actually only the minimum requirement of governors. The most important thing is to do things well and increase the innovation and pioneering capabilities of government officials. If it is "intentional and weak", it is obviously not enough to solve various deep-seated problems in Hong Kong society.

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In fact, many government departments need to improve their handling methods. The policy address proposed to review the selection and appointment mechanism for high-level civil servants is undoubtedly a good start. The government may also consider setting up key performance indicators (KPI) assessments to increase accountability. Spirit, so that the civil service system keeps up with the pace of governance...

For more details, please read the 286th "Hong Kong 01" Electronic Weekly Newsletter (October 11, 2021) "

Civil Servant Promotion, "Able to Live", "Want to Work, but to "Do Achievement"

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