Department to ensure delivery of Government policies

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By TAUNA GEORGE
THE revised corporate plan of the Department of Prime Minister and National Executive Council features a significant shift in the way core functions are implemented, an official says.
According to the Department of Prime Minister (DPM) acting deputy secretary operations Arai Pula, the significance of the 2015-2017 (third edition) plan was the new, approved structure and the 2017 budget.
He said for the first time the department will, to a larger extent, be focusing on monitoring and coordinating the implementation of National Executive Council (NEC) decisions.
“This is being done through the establishment of an additional deputy secretary position, six director generals (policy monitoring and coordination) and three director generals (operations division),” Pula said.
“Furthermore, a total of 24 director positions have been established in the policy coordination and monitoring division.”
Pula said changes in the operations and monitoring structure that focused largely on the policy coordination and monitoring division, was to ensure that government policies needed to be delivered on time, on budget and to expectations.
He was speaking during the launch of the DPM and NECs corporate plan, new website and corporate wear yesterday at the Manasupe Haus.
“Given the complexity, ambiguity and contestability of the environment in which public administration is delivered, that’s not an easy task. It requires leadership and leadership requires support.
“Executive management and support is a critical requirement for successful implementation. This would be based on planning and being supported by right skills, resources and structures.”
Hence, it became a requirement for the department to revisit its corporate and work plans to link them with a realistic budget to support the plans.

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