New civil service act comes into effect

New civil service regulations come into effect today (December 1), replacing the 2010 Civil Regulations Act.

A Civil Service Commission press statement today read that the new regulations were formulated after consulting various stakeholders including the public, civil service staff, and different government authorities.

It also said that the new regulations are aimed at delivering a more efficient service to the public by making civil service employees more responsible, as well as ensuring the rights of the workers.

The CSC is also running programmes and workshops along with government officials to raise awareness amongst civil service staff of the the new regulations.

Recent statistics from the CSC showed that civil servants rose from 24,742 in May to 25,010 in September – representing over seven percent of the population.