Initiatives like the Service Excellence Awards (SEA) have promoted productivity and instil excellence in service delivery within the public service sector.
This was highlighted by the Public Service Commission permanent secretary Parmesh Chand at a press conference on the awards with senior officials from other ministries and agencies.
Mr Chand said since its inception nine years ago, the awards programme and framework has brought about significant improvements in the public service.
“For us at PSC we have improved performance through achievement of targeted activities under leadership, education and training, social justice, poverty reduction and civil service reform,” he said.
“As custodians of the framework in the service, PSC is also working to meet the requirements of SEA framework and to improve our systems and process,” he said.
Fiji’s Roving Ambassador to the Polynesian and Micronesian Islands in the Pacific Litia Mawi said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ participation in the exercise has contributed to the improvement of services at various missions.
The awards is categorised into four categories, which is the Commitment award, the Public Service Excellence, the Prime Ministers Award and the Achievement Award.
The President of Kiribati, Anote Tong, will be the chief guest at the event tomorrow.