The Minister for the Public Service and Administration, Adv Ngoako Ramatlhodi will host the fourth annual National Batho Pele Excellence Awards (NBPEA) this Friday, 11 November 2016 at the Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg in Ekurhuleni.
The National Batho Pele Excellence Awards are part of a concerted effort by the Ministry for Public Service and Administration to intensify the move towards creating a strong and capable state. The Awards serve to recognise public servants who are selfless, dedicated, committed and who go the extra mile in servicing the citizens.
“These Awards continue to inculcate and institutionalise a culture of servitude, characterised by a sense of belonging, caring when serving citizens. They represent a serious and committed move by the Government towards transforming and professionalising the Public Service, improving service delivery as well as putting into operation some of the building blocks towards the realisation of a capable and developmental state in line with the National Development Plan (NDP).”
“The NDP complements the constitutional imperative to create a public administration that is professional, responsive, capable and responsible to the needs of citizens,” says Minister Ramatlhodi.
Eligible to public servants across the three spheres of government, the awards seek to entrench the transformation and professionalization of the public service. They reward excellent service delivery and recognise the contribution by public servants across government in their service delivery improvement initiatives.
The theme for the awards is “Batho Pele, putting People first”, a reaffirmation of government’s position in putting citizens in the forefront of service delivery improvement initiatives, in line with the MPSA’s vision.
The nominees will be awarded under the following 11 categories:
- Best Frontline Public Service Employee
- Best Public Service Leader
- Outstanding Public Servant
- Best Batho Pele Team
- Best National Director- General
- Best Provincial Head of Department
- Best Functioning National Department
- Best Functioning Provincial Department
- Best Ethical and Professional Department
- Best Implemented Project
- Public Service Lifetime Achievers
Members of the media are invited to the 4th NBPEA 2016 as follows:
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