BANGKOK, 4 September 2014 – Prime Minister and Head of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha has gone over the criteria and the selection process of candidates for the National Reform Council (NRC). Prime Minister Gen, Prayuth met with a committee overseeing the selection of candidates for the National Reform Council (NRC) yesterday.
During the meet, Gen Prayuth went over the criteria and the steps towards candidate selection,. He also urged members of the committee to perform their duties with transparency and impartiality, adding that the soon-to-be appointed members of the NRC must commit, contribute and put national interest before their own. He went on to say that the NCPO had been carrying out its operation smoothly over the past 3-4 months with the focus on ensuring peaceful and safe environment for the public.
The application period for the NRC seats ended earlier this week with a total of 6,729 people nominated. However, only 250 qualified candidates will be appointed. In terms of the number of applications filed in each of the 11 fields of reform, the highest number was seen in education, followed by miscellaneous affairs, social affairs, local administration, and public health and environment. The field of media was the least attractive, drawing the lowest number of applications.