Improving disciplinary proceeding in enhancing good governance in the public sector / Ahmad Martadha Mohamed...[et al.]

Mohamed, Ahmad Martadha and Sakdan, Mohd Foad and John Abdullah, Siti Alida and Ahmad, Rusniah and Khalil, Samihah and Muslim, Sakinah and Dollah, Noor Faizzah and Akmal Ismail, Nur Syakiran (2010) Improving disciplinary proceeding in enhancing good governance in the public sector / Ahmad Martadha Mohamed...[et al.]. 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

Public service is fundamental to good governance. It is an integral part of democracy because it serves as the neutral administrative structure which carries out the decisions of elected representatives of the people. With the advent of the modern state, government officials have been and are seen as stewards of public resources and guardians of a special trust that citizens have placed in them. In return for this confidence, they are expected to put public interest above self-interest. As such, public officials should have higher standards of performance and conduct than others. Yet, this is too realistic. Therefore there must be disciplinary mechanism. The objective of disciplinary action is to change the behavior of the individual concerned and to show other workers that discipline will not be tolerated. However, implementing an effective disciplinary system is one of the most difficult tasks. This paper, therefore, attempts to highlight the importance of disciplinary proceeding as an important control mechanism to enhance and strengthen the quality of good governance among public employees. In doing so, the authors argue that progressive discipline should replace the traditional punitive types of disciplinary action to handle disciplinary cases. This is because progressive discipline is based on the premise that discipline ought to have a positive rather than punitive focus.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Creators:
CreatorsEmail / ID. Num
Mohamed, Ahmad Martadhamartadha@uum.edu.my
Sakdan, Mohd FoadUNSPECIFIED
John Abdullah, Siti AlidaUNSPECIFIED
Ahmad, RusniahUNSPECIFIED
Khalil, SamihahUNSPECIFIED
Muslim, SakinahUNSPECIFIED
Dollah, Noor FaizzahUNSPECIFIED
Akmal Ismail, Nur SyakiranUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General) > Political science
J Political Science > JF Political institutions and public administration > Public administration
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. 1-10
Item ID: 33243
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disciplinary Proceedings, Good Governance, Public Sector
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/33243

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