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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Paperwork just doesn't work today!

Dear all....

What an interesting article by The Star:

Among the statement from the article:

Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Sidek Hassan said on Saturday that these requirements needed to be done away with as they did not portray correctly the modern image of the civil service.

Technology has linked up the various agencies to allow cross-checking to be done in an efficient manner. For example, the officer at the Public Services Department scholarship division can easily assess the results of the candidates through the Malaysian Examinations Council database.

A certified copy of the results becomes only an extra piece of paper to be filed away and disappear into the deep recesses of Putrajaya.

and I like it very much towards the end of the article....the statement says:

In this well-connected world, let us not be handicapped by old systems where we have personnel dealing with paperwork that can be handled electronically.