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March 24, 2018

EGA signs MoU for development of ‘digital government’ skills to meet “Thailand 4.0” policy

Thailand : Sak Segkhoontod, president of the Electronic Government Agency (EGA), has signed a memorandum of understanding on digital-government skill development with two strategic partners, the Office of the Civil Service Commission (OCSC) and the Thailand Professional Qualification Institute (TPQI).

The goal is to stimulate greater development of digital knowledge among government authorities and public officials.  This collaboration is expected to bring further technical progress to both the public and private sectors.

The EGA is directly responsible for the preparation of implementation plans for the development of digital knowledge for government authorities, including the arrangement of extensive training programmes, efficient tools, and appropriate techniques to provide the government with a high-quality workforce.

Meanwhile, all government authorities will be equipped with both the creativity and means to perform their daily operations and provide quality services for the general public, leading to the accomplishment of the current regime’s “Thailand 4.0” policy.

Additionally, the EGA has offered concrete support to the development of the IT-based infrastructure required for equipping government authorities and public officials.

Such infrastructure has been developed to facilitate competency evaluation, personnel development, digital learning resources, monitoring and assessment of individuals’ performance, and to create a development database for executives. These requirements are required to be reported to the Cabinet for acknowledgement.

Methinee Thepmanee, secretary-general of the OCSC, said her organisation acted as a central agency responsible for the development and management of government authorities and public officials.

All members of the workforce in the public sector are expected to be ready for technological changes, while also being able to transform the government into digital government and move forward with Thailand 4.0.

The government’s skill-development plans will be proposed to the Cabinet and the OCSC Committee for further progress accordingly.

The main responsibility of the OCSC is to provide efficient analysis for day-to-day operations conducted by government authorities and public officials, determine guidelines for digital-government skill development, and help government authorities and public officials possess digital skills to ensure the strategic transformation is successful.

Veera Srikajorn, director of the TPQI, said the institute offered continuing support to the development of digital performance standards for government authorities and public officials. To increase the quality and adequacy of public services to be ready for Thailand 4.0, assessment will initially be implemented for 15,000 government authorities and public officials this year.

The TPQI says it has boosted digital knowledge for school and university students, entrepreneurs in the industrial, service, and agricultural sectors, and people in general, aiming to increase the values of educational activities and occupational performances so as to drive growth for Thailand in the most efficient and sustainable way.

Note: News shared for public awareness with reference from the information provided at online news portals.

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