DPSA IN THE MEDIA: MPSA Budget Vote Speech is tabled tomorrow in Parliament

Date: 14 May 2012

The Ministry for Public Service and Administration will table the Budget Vote Speech of its portfolio in Parliament on 15 May 2012. The Budget Vote Speech is presented annually to the National Assembly (NA) and National Council of Provinces (NCOP). The presentation provides an account of the performance of each entity within the Ministry for Public Service and Administration (MPSA) portfolio for the year in retrospect, whilst also setting out a road-map that highlights the focus of the respective entities within the portfolio for the year in prospect.

Accordingly, the Budget Vote Speech provides indicative account of the performance of the Ministry for Public Service and Administration portfolio against the commitments for the 2011/12 financial year and sets the scene for the deliverables in the 2012/13 financial year.

The Budget Vote Speech provides a broad overview of the performance for the 2011/12 financial year and brings into focus the priorities for the 2012/13 financial year of all the institutions under the Portfolio for the Public Service and Administration. The ten priorities that were identified for implementation across the portfolio during the 2011/12 financial year form the apex of the Budget Vote Speech.

The Budget Vote Speech also identifies key projects that will be undertaken during the course of the 2012/2013 financial year by all institutions in the Portfolio for the Public Service and Administration. These projects are informed by Ministerial Five Strategic Focus Areas, which are:

  • Strengthened back-office systems in order to improve service delivery to our people;
  • Improved labour relations;
  • Improved internal efficiency of the public service through the implementation of the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) Turn-around Strategy;
  • Accelerated training and development of a new public service cadre through the repositioning of Public Administration Leadership and Management Academy (PALAMA) into a School of Government; and
  • Corruption tackled effectively.

The Budget Vote Speech provides role-players and stakeholders across the Ministry for Public Service and Administration Portfolio with a detailed account of progress made by the institutions of the portfolio during the past financial year. It also provides an indication of the budget that has been allocated to the institutions under the portfolio of the Ministry for the Public Service and Administration (excluding GEMS and SITA) in support of the performance in prospect against the key deliverables as well as shares insight on key projects that would be undertaken during the 2012/13 financial year.


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