An­nual per­for­mance agree­ment signed

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Ly­onchen Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay signed An­nual Per­for­mance Agree­ment (APA) for fis­cal year 2016-2017 in Thim­phu last Wed­nes­day.

The sign­ing of An­nual Per­for­mance Agree­ment (APA) was signed be­tween Ly­onchen Tsh­er­ing Tob­gay and all the Min­is­ters, Dasho Dzongdags, Thrompons and head of the seven au­ton­o­mous agen­cies be­ing the ac­tual im­ple­men­ta­tion of the Gov­ern­ment Per­for­mance Man­age­ment Sys­tem (GPMS).

GPMS is ini­ti­ated by the gov­ern­ment in 2014 to ad­dress His Majesty’s con­cern of good plan­ning and poor im­ple­men­ta­tion. The sys­tem is also to take a com­pre­hen­sive view of the depart­ment per­for­mance by mea­sur­ing all projects, iconic and non­i­conic, and all rel­e­vant as­pects of depart­ment de­liv­er­able. Thus, it will im­ple­ment the whole-of-gov­ern­ment ap­proach in plan­ning, bud­get­ing, ac­count­ing and hu­man re­sources as­sess­ment by in­te­grat­ing na­tion al sys­tems pro­cesses of plan­ning.

The to­tal of 36 agen­cies im­ple­mented the An­nual Per­for­mance Agree­ment be­tween 2015 and 2016. The gov­ern­ment also cre­ated Tech­ni­cal Com­mit­tee (NTC) com­prises of the gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials from Gross Na­tional Hap­pi­ness Com­mis­sion (GNHC), Na­tional statis­tic Bu­reau (NSB), Min­istry of Fi­nance (MoF), Gov­ern­ment Per­for­mance and Man­age­ment Di­vi­sion (GPMD) and Royal Civil Ser­vice Com­mis­sion (RCSC) to pro­pose APA tar­gets in the be­gin­ning of year and eval­u­ate achieve­ment at the end of the year.

UNICEF of­fi­cials and the cab­i­net sec­re­tary of Bangladesh vis­ited the coun­try to study the sys­tem in the coun­try. The sys­tem is gain­ing at­ten­tion of in­ter­na­tional and re­gional agen­cies.

The sys­tem’s year-end progress data cur­rently be­ing col­lected through on­line are eval­u­a­tion of find­ing out data and in­di­ca­tor qual­ity, prob­lems of data col­lec­tion sys­tem, to come up with a more co­her­ent and effective data man­age­ment sys­tem for 12th plan and appeal to all agen­cies to sup­port the eval­u­a­tion.

The min­istries and agen­cies have sub­mit­ted their per­for­mance re­ports for the 2015-2016 fis­cal year. The na­tional tech­ni­cal com­mit­tee (NTC) of 55 mem­bers will be split­ting into a groups and visit the dzongkhags to eval­u­ate APA achieve­ments for the fis­cal year 2015-16.

The sys­tem has a fort­night is­sues-re­port­ing and prob­lem-solv­ing fea­ture, which is a mech­a­nism to re­port im­ple­men­ta­tion is­sues that are be­yond and min­istry, Dzongkhag and agency’s ca­pac­ity or author­ity, to the Prime Min­is­ter.

A to­tal of 41 agen­cies were signed APA this fis­cal year. The agen­cies took six months to pre­pare the APA and all the APA tar­gets were pre­pared by agen­cies them­selves. Ly­onchen also thanked all the of­fi­cials in­volved for work­ing hard for the last six months on the APA prepa­ra­tion for fis­cal year 2016-2017 and also im­ple­ment­ing APA 20142015.

Ly­onchen also re­leased the gov­ern­ment cal­en­dar for fis­cal year 2016-2017 and the APA com­pen­dium for the last two fis­cal years.

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