Bureaucratic reform kicks off in southern border region


BANGKOK, 15 June 2014 – The Prime Minister’s Office is urgently implementing the policy to reform the bureaucratic system nationwide, starting from the five southern border provinces.

Acting Permanent Secretary for the PM’s Office M.L.Panadda Diskul said the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) had tasked the PM’s Office with reforming the bureaucratic system which played an important role in creating reconciliation in the country. The reform focused on good governance, transparency and accountability, the Deputy Permanent Secretary said.

Work directions and regulations in the bureaucratic system would be adjusted for better speed and the general public would be allowed to evaluate the performance of civil servants in each stage of their work, M.L.Panadda added.

Inspectors were assigned to travel to the five southern border provinces to meet with the locals and civil servants, especially teachers and adolescents. They will develop guidelines for peace together with support from the Southern Border Provinces Administrative Center (SBPAC).