Idris Jala (right) the architect behind Government Transformation Programme with Deputy Prime Minister center, Prime Minister left.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Idris Jala (picture) today urged the public to change their negative perception of civil servants to encourage better delivery of the Government Transformation Programme (GTP).

Jala, who is also the chief executive officer of the Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu), said that during the GTP open day held last month, the comments from the public about civil servants were generally very negative.

“I want to request that please say nice things about civil servants when you meet them next time. If they feel good about themselves, over time they will deliver good results,” he said at a presentation on the GTP here.

About 200 people attended the session to gain a better understanding of the GTP Roadmap launched by the prime minister today.

Jala said civil servants had shown a high commitment during the laboratory sessions to gather data needed to identify the National Key Result Areas (NKRA) for the GTP.

The eight laboratories which commenced in early October were completed in mid-November last year, involving around 200 civil servants, and yielded 43 National Key Performance Indicators (NKPI), 104 programmes, 2,029 projects and 7,307 activities.

“In six weeks, they have done a fantastic job,” Jala said. — Bernama