Initiatives to upgrade civil service taken [Archives:2003/656/Local News]

August 4 2003

Yasser Mohammed Al-Mayyasi
SANA'A_ Preliminary estimates and statistics on the program of modernizing civil service presented at the ministry consultative meeting on 27 July revealed that the number of employees who do not perform jobs and employed by political organizations and parties are amounting to 35.643, i.e. about 9 percent of the total number of government employees.
The program indicated that those employees occupied more than one job at governmental bodies or the private sector and this phenomenon would be dealt with.
The upgrading program of the civil service has made it clear that rectification of these dysfunction is considered a major part of the financial and administrative reform program.
The program of upgrading civil service includes bureaucratic surplus, moonlighting and employees who do not perform heir jobs at the present.