On January 20, 2022, Permanent Secretary of Labour, Mr. Boonchob Suttamanaswong, chaired the opening of the training session on the development of moral assessment and transparency in the Ministry of Labour’s operations, which aims to raise the level of the Corruption Perception Index. The meeting took place at the Prasong Rananant Conference Room, 5th floor, Ministry of Labour in the form of a video conference via Zoom. The Ministry of Labour’s executives and heads of agencies also joined the training.
Mr. Boonchob said that the National Strategy on the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption Phase 3 (2017-2022) has set a vision, that is “Zero Tolerance and Clean Thailand”. It has the goal of raising “Thailand’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) above 50 percent, following the standards, and becoming accepted both domestically and internationally. The Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has formulated the Action Plan Against Corruption and Misconduct, Phase 1 (2020-2022), with the key metrics which are “a percentage of agencies pass the Integrity & Transparency Assessment (ITA) criteria” in their operations. Therefore, he asked everyone to brainstorm their opinions to solve problems and develop their work to be more efficient and in accordance with the rules set forth in the 2022 fiscal year. The NACC requires all agencies to pass the assessment’s criteria at no less than 80 percent. Additionally, the Office of the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) requires that all government agencies declare themselves as agencies that do not accept gifts of any kind in the performance of their duties. It has been set as a measure of the ITA assessment for government agencies to be assessed on improvement, development, connection, and continuity.
The Permanent Secretary of Labour asked the participants to all be aware and work together to achieve the assessment objectives in fiscal the 2021 fiscal year and the following years. Therefore, there should be a guideline for the operation. He asked all agencies to consider the results of the agency’s assessment in the 2021 fiscal year, looking at which indicators fall below the specified target for review. He also encouraged participants to ask questions from the two speakers to understand the assessment rules in the 2022 fiscal year, looking at which indicators have increased or are their measurements that are different from the 2021 fiscal year. He said that he hoped the participants in the training today would bring the organization development guidelines according to the ITA assessment guidelines to develop and drive the Ministry of Labour to have the same, acceptable standards and facilitate the people more efficiently and effectively.
Division of Public Relations
20 January 2022