24 January 2008

Diplomatic Officers post now open to all, says DPM

The Star

PUTRAJAYA: In a bid to expand the talent pool in the civil service, the Government has opened applications for Administrative and Diplomatic Officers (PTD) post to anyone, including those from outside the public sector.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said anyone entering the workforce and experienced staff with talent in multi disciplines could apply for the post.

"If these people have proved their worth in other services they could apply to be PTD officers; then the government sector will have a more effective talent pool.

"This is in line with the Government's intention to recruit the best talents and best brains for the public sector," he said.

Najib added that government servants in the technical line, teachers, and those in the police and armed forces could also apply for the post if they felt they were eligible.

Details on the Government's new move would be spelled out in a circular later, he said, adding that benefits and perks offered would be according to the Government's affordability.

He was speaking to reporters Thursday after launching the Public Service Commission's (PSC) Golden Jubilee celebration here.

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