Govt programmes realigned to Vision 2050 and DSP 2030

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ALL existing Government programmes will be realigned to PNG’s Vision 2050 and the Development Strategic Plan (DSP) 2030, Department of Personnel Management acting secretary Ravu Verenagi said.
The service improvement programme (SIP) national task force met in Alotau last week to endorse the 2009 SIP review report and discussed its status and realignment to Vision 2050 and the DSP 2030.
The task force was briefed on Vision 2050 and the proposed integrated service delivery mechanism developed under the country’s 40-year vision.
“A list of resolutions was drafted after the two-day meeting and will be submitted to the acting chief secretary for deliberation.
“We found that there is a need to institutionalise SIP in Government departments and provincial administrations, statutory agencies and sectors to improve their systems and processes and streamline procedures in service delivery.
“SIP, being applicable and relevant for implementing all the seven pillars of Vision 2050, must be entrenched in the long-term training and capacity building of public servants within the PNG institute of public administration under a certificate or diploma course programme,” Mr Verenagi said.
He said SIP departments and agencies must be provided with adequate resources for sustaining the programme, including creating SIP positions to coordinate improvement initiatives in organisations.
“SIP is a home-grown programme designed with the appropriate mechanisms and tools in place to fix systems and processes affecting service delivery.
“The programme is based on a systematic approach in assessing the root causes of a problem and identifying measures to resolve in the areas of policy, systems and processes or any such operational procedures of an organisation,” Mr Verenagi said.
The task force meets quarterly to discuss the progress of SIP in its respective sectors.