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Civil Servants Win Awards For Cutting Red Tape

25 Apr 2003

Three Ministries have won the POWER (Public Officers Working on Eliminating Red-tape) Award for the period of July to December 2002. These ministries are Ministry of National Development, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Trade & Industry. This is the fourth consecutive time the Ministry of National Development has won this award, and the second time for the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Trade & Industry. Details of the initiatives taken by the three Ministries to cut red tape are available at Appendix 1, Appendix 2, Appendix 3.

2 The Managing for Excellence Directorate, Ministry of Finance, held the POWER Award Ceremony at the Institute of Public Administration and Management Auditorium on Friday, 25 April 2003 at 9.00 am. Mr Eddie Teo, Permanent Secretary of the Prime Minister's Office, presented the awards.

3 The POWER Award is given out twice yearly to recognise Ministries that are responsive to public feedback and proactive in reviewing their rules. The objective is to reduce Government bureaucracy and improve the quality of service to the public. The Ministries are judged on their responsiveness to feedback and proactiveness in cutting bureaucracy and streamlining processes. Details of the POWER Award are at Appendix 4.