HAMSA PROPOSES FULL MARKS FOR EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

12 Jul 2013 11:19

NILAI, July 6 (Bernama) -- Civil servants involved in extra-curricular activities such as sports at ministerial and state levels may be given full marks in that category during their annual performance evaluation, Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa said today.

He said the matter would be discussed with the ministries' secretary-generals and heads of departments and was aimed at motivating more civil servants to participate in such activities, especially sports.

"We will provide various incentives. And one of them is additional credits, maybe even full marks in that category during their evaluation," he said.

He was speaking at the closing ceremony of the 45th Civil Service Welfare and Recreational Council (Maksak) athletics championship at the Universiti Sains Islam Antarabangsa stadium here today.

Ali, who is MAKSAK's patron, said that in order to encourage higher participation civil service athletes would also be allowed to obtain sponsors from the private sector.

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Meanwhile, queried as to whether there was any 'good news' for civil servants for the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri in August, he said any such news would be determined and announced by Prime Minister Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak.

"In fact civil servants would receive an increment during the Ramadan which was announced by the PM earlier. So in a way that's a bonus as there are two salary revisions this year," he said.

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