Prayut takes his time to decide on top jobs

Published July 17, 2017 by SoClaimon

ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย : ขอบคุณแหล่งข้อมูล : หนังสือพิมพ์ The Nation


politics July 11, 2017 17:07

By The Nation

The Cabinet has delayed consideration of a reshuffle list for the replacement of at least 10 top officials due to retire this year, as Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha wants to look through the proposal again by himself this weekend.

The list came under the spotlight when the Isra News Agency obtained a letter sent from the Secretariat of the Cabinet Office to the premier’s deputies and Cabinet members. The letter firmly addressed a June 29 Cabinet resolution that showed guidelines for selecting top officials to take up the soon-to-be-vacated positions.

Besides placing candidates into three main groups based on their seniority and creativity, the resolution suggested that candidates must possess vision and be capable of performing their duties in line with the government’s 20-year national strategy as well as future reform plans as addressed in the charter.

These, the letter noted, would be counted as the most critical criteria for selection.

A source at Government House had earlier said that the Cabinet would consider the matter yesterday.

Among the retiring officials is Prime Minister’s Office permanent secretary Jirachai Moonthongroy, who once chaired the Tort Liability Investigation Committee looking into the financial damage to the state caused by the Yingluck Shinawatra government’s rice-pledging scheme.

The secretary-general to the National Security Council, General Taweep Netniyom, and the director of the National Intelligence Agency, Ravee Prachuabmoh, are among those due to retire later this year.

The permanent secretaries at the Interior, Social Development and Human Security, Labour, Energy, Commerce, Public Health, and Industry ministries will also be replaced.


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