KUALA LUMPUR: There are now some 45,000 job vacancies available in the civil service.Deputy Minister in Prime Minister's Department Senator T. Murugiah said he would also be meeting with the board of the Public Services Commission, which is responsible for interviewing and recruiting civil servants, particularly non-Malays."We have checked thoroughly and these are the places available that need to be filled, either due to promotion or retirement.
There has also been some restructuring of government agencies, which may see more vacancies, as well as demand for more staff from the ministries."These vacancies do not take into account available posts in the teaching or police professions, which conduct their own recruitment, as well others in the local authorities and councils," he told reporters at the Parliament lobby on Wednesday.Murugiah was commenting on the statement by Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri S. Subramaniam that there were 20,000 vacancies available in the civil service.
This is good news to many Malaysians due to the high retrenchment figures and the generally gloomy outlook for employment this year.Subramanim had announced there would be a "major breakthrough" in the request for increase in non-Malay recruitment in the civil service.On a statement by MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu that there should be quotas on places set aside for non-Malays in the civil service, Murugiah said he would be meeting with SPA on the matter on Monday."
In 2007, 827,540 Malays applied for positions in the Government, of which 41,117 were successful. For the Chinese, there were 17,443 applications, of which 2,286 were successful, and for the Indians, 24,815 applications, of which 2,367 were successful."I will the matter further with my minister Tan Sri Bernard Dompok and we will hand in any proposal to the Cabinet," he said.Currently, there are some 1.2mil civil servants.
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