Government continues to laid off old bureaucrats

Published on Mar 21 2009 // Main News

Thimphu, March 21, 2009: The government will implement the strategies formulated by Druk Holdings and Investments (DHI) in 63 public agencies shortly to lay off ‘unnecessary’ officials recruited by the former governments. 

The plan named Administration Burden Reduction Program aims at cutting down the bureaucracy for reducing recurrent expenditure and provide fast and quality public services. 

Monitored by the office of Prime Minister, the strategy will touch all agencies within one year. The plan is already implemented in ministry of economic affairs, road safety and transport authority, and Thimphu City Corporation.

Anti Corruption Commission forecasts that downsizing the bureaucracy will reduce corruption while ministry of economic affairs expects to reduce administration burden of Nu 98.025 million per annum with the implementation of this scheme.