| Wani Roslan |
THE Civil Service Institute (IPA) organised a prize presentation ceremony for the 17th National Quality Control Circle Convention at the Royal Berkshire Hall of Royal Brunei Polo and Riding Club, Jerudong, yesterday.
The guest of honour was Dato Paduka Awang Haji Abdul Wahab bin Juned, Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office.
He praised the efforts of the Quality Control Circle group or Kumpulan Kerja Cemerlang (KKC).
However, he pointed that there was a decline in the participation in KKC at department, ministerial and national level and that causes behind it should be studied for a solution.
“Majority who have participated in KKC are those from Division III and below, and apart from assisting in solving service issues, KKC is also part of training in building competencies in many related fields and it can be a foundation for other exercises which can help in improving individual’s skills,” he said. “It is our responsibility to ensure officers and staff members receive systematic competency training opportunities and without the initiative and commitment of the management, some of the officers and staffs under our responsibility drop out,” he added.
He said that IPA is further developing KKC in various aspects to make it more interesting for the KKC’s practitioners.
Three teams, namely STRATEGIK from The Town and Country Planning Department at the Ministry of Development; Rainbow 02 from Narcotics Control Bureau and G-TECH from the Survey Deparment under the Ministry of Development, received Silver Awards comprising a cash prize of $1,000, a trophy and certificates of participation.
While seven teams namely RUMPUN BULUH and TIDUA-KIA from Prime Minister’s Office, BIT 2014 from Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources, CAHAYA from Ministry of Education, YAQIIN and CORS from Ministry of Development, and KKC14 from Ministry of Communications, received Bronze Awards comprising a cash prize of BND$500, a trophy and certificates of participation.
ATUR team from the Survey Department under the Ministry of Development received consolation comprising a cash prize of BND$250 and certificates of participation.
The guest of honour presented the awards and also launched the KKC Toolkit. This toolkit is a user-friendly tool with guidelines and templates to help in brainstorming and problem solving while implementing KKC projects.
A Special Awards was presented to the Survey Department for its active participation in KKC since 2001.
Dayang Norulhudda binti Haji Awang Adanan from Department of Schools, Ministry of Education, was awarded the best facilitator. The ceremony commenced with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah, followed by a welcoming remark by the Acting Assistant Director of IPA, Awang Haji Kamri bin Haji Mohd Rakawi.
He said the 17th National Quality Control Circle Convention this year involved 11 teams from five ministries and major projects were highlighted on improving work processes, enhancing service quality, customer satisfaction, information management and cost savings. “In leading and driving the implementation of KKC in this country, Civil Service Institute is optimistic that with the implementation of the transformation strategy of KKC, our journey towards excellence will run smoothly with the accompanying of a phrase – committed to excellence,” he said.
The ceremony then continued with the presentation of assessment reviews by Chief Appraiser, Dayang Zubaidah binti Mahmud, Senior Manager, Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB).
A video presentation on ‘KKC Transformation Strategy’, showing the efforts to re-energies KKC by the National Steering Committee, the Ministries and Departments, was viewed.
The ceremony concluded with the recitation of the Doa Selamat by Awang Muhammad Amin bin Haji Salim, Mosque Affairs Officer of Mohamed Bolkiah Mosque in Kampong Serusop.