SINGAPORE – Eight senior civil servants topped this 12 months’s administrative service promotion list, together with Permanent Secretary for Manpower Ng Chee Khern and Economic Development Board chairman Beh Swan Gin.
There had been 20 newly appointed administrative service officers, and 80 others who had been promoted in a ceremony held on the Sands Expo and Convention Centre on Tuesday (April 12).
The different six senior civil servants who had been promoted are:
– Loh Ngai Seng, Permanent Secretary for Transport;
-Mr Gabriel Lim, Permanent Secretary for Trade and Industry;
– Ms Tan Gee Keow, Permanent Secretary for Culture, Community and Youth;
– Mr Stanley Loh, Permanent Secretary for Sustainability and the Environment;
– Mr Chng Kai Fong, Second Permanent Secretary for Smart Nation and Digital Government Group; and
– Ms Lim Wan Yong, Second Permanent Secretary for Education.
Congratulating the officers on the ceremony, head of civil service Leo Yip stated administrative service officers should display management in three areas.
First, they need to exemplify a robust sense of service and goal as members of the general public service.
The Covid-19 disaster has underscored the necessity for such goal – to guard lives and livelihoods, to maintain individuals secure, and to work with Singaporeans in direction of a stronger Singapore past the pandemic, he stated.
Admin service officers should additionally convey companies and groups collectively to work as one public service, stated Mr Leo.
They should proceed to exemplify this spirit of “One Public Service”, to suppose broadly and be guided by the curiosity of the entire of authorities, whilst Singapore emerges from the disaster, he added.
Third, admin service officers should display management in regularly renewing and reinventing the service’s pondering and work, stated Mr Leo.
They have to be on the forefront of the hassle to look forward, rethink coverage concepts, renew capabilities and refresh approaches to coverage implementation, he added.
He stated a confluence of components, from the Ukraine conflict to local weather change and the continuing battle in opposition to Covid-19, in addition to their related ramifications, will “clearly and surely” reshape the world.
“All of you should proceed to display management as we resist these and different challenges, in addition to the various alternatives that will probably be introduced within the face of change.
“Working closely with the political leadership, it is our role and responsibility together with other public service leaders to steer the public service through these choppy and dangerous waters, to enable Singapore to continue to survive and thrive, and to secure our future.”