AYER KEROH: The new state administration will not reduce the number of existing government staff, said Melaka Chief Minister, Adly Zahari.
Instead, he said, the state government was focused on the restructuring of departments, agencies, subsidiaries, in order to improve the administration.
“We are still in the process of assessing (the restructuring plan) by gathering views, including those from state secretary and agencies to gauge the effectiveness of the government posts.
“Of course we want to ensure that the people (including the staff) have jobs and source of income. The issue of reduction of the size of our manpower did not arise.
“It is more about restructuring, competency and capabilies of the workforce,” he said after attending the state monthly assembly organised by the Chief Minister’s Department today.
Earlier, Adly in his speech said the state government would review contract staff as part of the 20 pledges by the state Pakatan Harapan (PH) during the 14th General Election (GE14).
“I had attended briefing on the organisational structure at the Chief Minister’s Department, agencies and state subsidiaries to review the workforce including the contract staff.
“Exchange and transfers will definitely happen, but they are common in any organisation. This is to ensure a smooth administrative management,” he said.
The state government has 4,408 staff, 2,874 contract staff and 121 part-time employees.
Also present were State Assembly Speaker Datuk Wira Othman Muhamad, State Secretary Datuk Wira Roslan Ibrahim and exco members.