Lyonnchen signs performance agreements with foreign and finance ministers Ugyen Choden
Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay signed Performance Agreements (PA) with the Lyonpo Namgay Dorji, Ministry of Finance and Lyonpo Rinzi Dorje, Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang last Monday. The signing between these two Ministries were delayed due to ‘Dha Nga” (bad month ) .
Lyonchhen thanked the officials from the two Ministries, Government Performance and Management System (GPMS) task force members, officials from the Cabinet Secretariat and the media for coming to witness the signing of the perform- ance agreements. Lyonchhen also congratulated the officials from the two ministries and the GPMS task force member and said that with the signing of these two PAs, a total of 36 PAs - 10 ministries, 20 Dzongkhags and 6 autonomous agencies, has been signed.
Addressing the officials assembled for the event, Lyonchhen said that the performance agreements signed between the Prime Minister and the Ministries meant that they would be able to identify their objectives and evaluate their performances. It would help in the assessment of the results and therefore, all civil servants would be able to identify with their performances. If the results are not optimal, the performers could come up with appropriate measures to address the faults and correct them.
Lyonchhen further iterated that signing of performance agreements was not forced by any means. Instead, it was a way to have the agencies achieve its own target. For this year all the activities in the PA of Ministries, Dzongkhags and autonomous agencies are proposed by the agencies themselves.
Lyonchhen also announced that the GPMS would be taken over by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) henceforth.
Lyonchhen also conveyed that most people were anxious and con- cerned about the budget allocation. He said that, the objectives mentioned in the agreements were not, by any means, imposed by him. Instead, it was the ministry/ dzongkhag/autonomous agencies’ own targets. Lyonchhen said that if there is any doubt that certain objective couldn’t be achieved; the Prime Minister must be duly apprised on it so that he will look into the matter.
Lyonchhen reiterated his commitment to the ministries and said that the government will provide the necessary support (policies) and resources (financial and Human) required for efficient delivery of the results.
Lyonchhen highlighted on the importance of setting targets, achieving desired outcomes and contributing toward efficient public service delivery. He added that the results would contribute greatly toward the nation’s overall development. This, Lyonchhen asserted would be major leap toward realizing our Monarchs’ noble visions.
Meanwhile, Lyonpo Namgay Dorji, Ministry of Finance further reaffirmed his commitments to work towards achieving their ministry’s ambitions described in the annual performance agreement.
In addition, Lyonpo Rinzin Dorji said that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would take this opportunity very seriously and deliver well.