Improving the public service delivery thru E-government initiatives in Malaysia / Maniam Kaliannan and Jasmine Ahmad

Kaliannan, Maniam and Ahmad, Jasmine (2010) Improving the public service delivery thru E-government initiatives in Malaysia / Maniam Kaliannan and Jasmine Ahmad. In: ICOPS 2010 : International Conference on Public Polices & Social Sciences : E-Proceedings, 26 to 27 May 2010, SP Inn Hotel, Sungai Petani Kedah, Malaysia.

Abstract

This paper attempts to highlight how well Malaysia is progressing in improving the quality of civil service, via egovernment approach by making due references garnered from actual e-procurement experiences. The civil service itself is bogged down with host of challenges, some are new. In particular, growing expenditure arising from bloated civil service seems to have far reaching implications on much anticipated quality and productivity improvement. Nevertheless, the paper duly recognized the government’s commitments and its consistency in improving the quality and productivity of civil service all along since the nation gained its independence. In this endeavor, the contemporary ICT and e-government initiatives have been recognized as one of the way forward measures to up-lift the Malaysian civil service. Indeed, government adopted this measure not lately but two decades ago, when computerization and automation were regarded as a key to improve efficiency and effectiveness of all aspects and dimensions of civil service processes. Prior to proceeding to discuss the pertinent issues and challenges plaguing e-procurement services, the paper made a deliberate attempt to outline briefly the critical programme parameters that are imperative for spearheading the initiative. Despite these factors are put i place from onset of planning, the success of e-procurement initiative yet to be realized to its maximum potential, as per results of the case study. Indeed, this warrants due attention of policy makers and development practitioners, as well as industry players to rectify the weaknesses and gaps in moving forward.

Metadata

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Kaliannan, Maniammaniam@salam.uitm.edu.my
Ahmad, JasmineUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions and public administration > Public administration
J Political Science > JF Political institutions and public administration > Public administration > Internet in public administration. Automatic data processing. Electronic data processing
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus
Event Title: ICOPS 2010 : International Conference on Public Polices & Social Sciences : E-Proceedings
Event Dates: 26 to 27 May 2010
Page Range: pp. 1-12
Item ID: 33348
Uncontrolled Keywords: Quality of civil service; e-Government strategies; e-procurement experiences
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/33348

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