13 May '11, 9am

GE 2011 forces Public Service Division to relook policies: SINGAPORE: The recent General Election (GE) hasn't ju...

SINGAPORE: The recent General Election (GE) hasn't just forced politicians to admit they need to connect with the people, it is also forcing the Public Service to relook the way in which they formulate policies. Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Teo Chee Hean, the Minister in charge of the civil service, told participants at the public service awards ceremony on Friday that the public service needed to connect with citizens. He said the recent GE showed that there was a clear desire by the electorate for their voices to be heard. He added Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had also said that they must listen more to design policies which benefit Singaporeans and secure support from them. DPM Teo said the Public Service had a key role to play to transform the way they governed and the way they formulated policies and deliver public services. He said: "We need to do this in a way whic...

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